Man jailed after sending photos of his genitals to undercover police officer

A father has been jailed for sending obscene pictures to "schoolgirl" - not realising it was an undercover policeman.

Malcolm Blount, 55, was caught by police after he emailed three pictures of his genitals to an officer posing as the 12-year-old girl.

A court heard that police created the account WelshBeth12 on a chat room site - and received messages from Blount hours later.

Under the username SilverFox54, he told the child she was "looking sexy" and that he was "feeling horny".

Cardiff Crown Court. Credit: PA

Cardiff Crown Court was told the dad-of-one then asked the schoolgirl for her email address - and sent her three pictures taken in his bathroom.

After undercover officers received the images Blount was arrested. A search of his mobile phone found 94 indecent images of underage girls.

Blount, of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan pleaded guilty to inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, distribution of indecent photographs of children and possession of indecent photographs of children.

He was jailed for two years.