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Nottinghamshire Police: Sex offender jailed for offences against young girls

September 19, 2012, 7:09 pm

A Clifton man has been jailed after admitting seven sexual offences against two teenage girls.

Shane Webber, 23, of Hodgkin Close, was sentenced to three years in prison at Nottingham Crown Court today (Wednesday 19 September).

Webber contacted the two 15-year-old girls over the internet and asked them to carry out sexual acts online.

He was arrested after one of the girls was found at his home after she was reported missing.

His computer was seized and police discovered webcam footage, chat logs and screen shots of indecent images of him and his two victims.

Webber, who was previously jailed in October 2011 for four months over the harassment of his former partner, pleaded guilty to four counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, which carried a three-year sentence.

He also admitted two counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, for which he was sentenced to a total of four years, as well as making indecent photographs of a child, which carried an 18 month sentence.

The sentences will run concurrently.

He was also made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, has been disqualified from working with children for life, and will be on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Detective Inspector Martin Hillier, who oversaw the investigation, said: “Shane Webber is a manipulative man who used his victims for his own sexual gratification.

“He tried whatever he could to encourage those teenage girls to commit sexual acts and subjected them to watching him too. He is a sexual predator who had previously carried out a year-long harassment campaign against his ex-partner, posting sexual images of her on social networking sites.

“After todays hearing, the girls and their families now have to come to terms with what happened and try to move on. For Webber, he has plenty of time to think about his actions behind bars.”

Nottinghamshire Police uses sophisticated tactics and expert investigators to uncover child sex offenders, including those who carry out their offending online.

Webber is the sixth person to be convicted since the forces Sexual Exploitation Investigation Unit began using Triage Examiner software in May 2011, and four others have received cautions.

The system, which is stored on a memory stick, allows officers to scan a suspects computer and quickly finds indecent images of children.

It also searches for chat logs, email addresses and messages, web browser searches and desktop files.

Anyone with concerns relating to their childrens online activities should visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centres website for more details on how to stay safe online.

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