Teenage girls groomed on­line

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A WOK­ING man who used fake so­cial me­dia pro­files to groom teenage girls on­line was jailed for six years.

Jor­dan Tow­ers, 26, was ar­rested in Fe­bru­ary af­ter a 13-year-old girl from Kent re­ported he be­friended her on­line us­ing a fake pro­file and per­suaded her to take in­de­cent pho­to­graphs of her­self.

When the vic­tim re­fused to send any more, Tow­ers would be­come ag­gres­sive and threat­ened to dis­trib­ute the images al­ready sent to his friends and fam­ily un­less they sent more.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Martin Good­win, from Sur­rey Po­lice’s pae­dophile on­line in­ves­ti­ga­tion team, said he wanted to re­in­force the dan­gers of the in­ter­net – and urged teenagers to be wary of who they are speak­ing to.

He added: “The lengths that Tow­ers went to, to de­ceive and tar­get his vic­tims is de­plorable. His of­fend­ing has had a pro­foundly dev­as­tat­ing im­pact on not only his vic­tims’ lives, but also those of their fam­i­lies.”

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