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Pervert lorry driver, 37, told ‘girl, 13’: ‘Young girls look sexy’

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An ex-lorry driver who told what he thought was a 13-year-old girl he ‘liked young girls because they look sexy’ has been spared a prison sentence after being convicted of numerous sex offences.

Stephen Brown appeared at Croydon Crown Court on Monday after he admitted three counts of making indecent images of children, possessing extreme pornography and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The court heard how the 37-year-old, used the Kik social media messenger app in May 2015 to begin talking to a person he thought was called Lauren, aged 13.

Discovering her age he said he was 34 and made the comment: “I like young girls they look sexy”.

Brown asked her to send him a picture because he wanted to see if she looked “HOT”.

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After a series of more suggestive comments Brown, formerly of Milner Close in Caterham, asked: “Can any one see ur phone” before sending an image of an erect penis.

Brown talked to the girl 11 more times on Kik between 12 May 2015 and 7 July 2015 and continued to ask her for photographs.

After receiving a picture of a pair of knickers he asked if she would meet him in person.

He asked her to confirm that she wanted to meet him, saying: “Even though it could be classed as illegal what we do”; “As long as no one catches us we will be fine x”, and: “The old bill would lock me up x lol”.

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Brown’s messages became more explicit and he reminded her to delete her messages “so no one finds them”.

On 18 June 2015 Brown, now of Uxbridge Street, in Burton-on-Trent, in Derbyshire, sent two pictures of himself to the victim: one lying on his back with his naked torso exposed and the other a close up of an erect penis with a pair of naked legs resting on a duvet.

A National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation showed the messages were sent from Brown’s mobile phone.

When first interviewed he denied any knowledge of sending pictures and talking to Lauren.

During his second interview he confirmed that the facial images and two images of an erect penis were his and that he had taken the photographs.

He tried to blame someone else for using his phone and said he only ever looked at farming related websites.

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NCA officers found mobile phones and a tablet at Brown’s home containing evidence of the online conversations and indecent images of children – one category A (the most serious), six category B, 57 at category C and one extreme image.

Today (July 24), at Croydon Crown Court he was given a 21-month jail sentence suspended for two years.

He was also put on the sex offenders register for 15 years and given a sexual harm prevention order for the same duration, as well as being ordered to attend a 30-day rehabilitation court, perform 200 hours of community service and told to pay £500 costs.

A charge of attempting to commit an offence of meeting a child following sexual grooming was left to lie on file.

The NCA’s senior investigating officer Robert Willis said: “Every child in sexual abuse images is a victim and everyone using these sick images reinforces the market for the abuse.

“Brown’s deviant interest in children is clear for all to see in the messages he sent.”

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‘As long as no one catches us, we’ll be fine’: Lorry driver spared jail after sending explicit messages to 13-year-old

A man who sent a string of explicit messages to who he thought was a 13-year-old girl has been spared jail.

Stephen Brown, 37, was on Monday (July 24) given a 21-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, when he appeared at Croydon Crown Court[1].

Brown used the Kik social media messenger in May 2015 to start speaking who he believed to be a 13-year-old girl named Lauren.

After finding out her age, he said “I like young girls, they look sexy” before asking if she could send a picture of herself because he wanted to know if she looked “HOT”.

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Brown, formerly of Milner Close in Caterham[3], sent the girl an image of an erect penis after asking: “Can any one see your phone?”.

He messaged the girl 11 more times on Kik between May 12, 2015, and July 7, 2015, and continued to ask her for photographs.

After receiving a pair of knickers, he asked if she would meet in person.

When asking to confirm she wanted to meet him, he said: “Even though it could be called as illegal what we do; “As long as no one catches us we will be fine x” and “The old bill would lock me up x lol”.

Brown reminded her to delete the messages “so no one could find them” after they became more detailed.

On June 18, 2015, Brown, now of Uxbridge Street in Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, sent two pictures of himself to the victim.

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One was of him lying on his back with his naked torso exposed and the other a close up of an erect penis with a pair of naked legs resting on the duvet.

At first, he denied any knowledge of sending pictures and talking to Lauren.

However, it was during his second police interview he confirmed the facial images and two images of an erect penis were his and that he had taken the photographs.

But Brown went on to to try and blame someone else for using his phone and said he only ever looked at farming related websites.

‘Sick images’

At court, he admitted three counts of making indecent images of children, possessing extreme pornography and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation officers found mobile mobile phones and a table at Brown’s home containing evidence of the online conversations and indecent images of chidlren.

Brown has been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 15 years and has been given a sexual harm prevention order for the same duration.

He has also been ordered to attend a 30-day rehabilitation court, perform 200 hours of community service and pay £500 in costs.

A charge of attempting to commit an offence of meeting a child following sexual grooming was left to lie on file.

NCA senior investigating officer Robert Willis said: “Every child in sexual abuse images is a victim and everyone using these sick images reinforces the market for the abuse.

“Brown’s deviant interest in children is clear for all to see in the message he sent.”

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