Published: 00:00, 13 May 2014 |
Updated: 16:29, 13 May 2014
A pervert has today been sentenced to two years in prison after he asked a man to abuse a child on a webcam.
Mark Fowler was arrested in June last year when police seized computer equipment from his home in The Rushes, Leyboune, and discovered incriminating evidence.
Data showed the 44-year-old set up a fake online profile under the guise of a 39-year-old woman with a 15-year-old daughter, and had engaged in sexualised conversations about child abuse.
The offender was talking to a man in America, on an instant messenger, when he asked him to abuse a child while on a internet camera.
Fowler told officers from the child exploitation investigation team, that people would send him indecent images but he wasn't interested in the pictures.
He was charged with seven counts of making indecent images of children, one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of distributing an indecent image.
Fowler, who no longer lives in Leybourne, pleaded guilty on Monday, March 3.
He will be now be subject to a sexual offences prevention order.
DC Mark Bennett from Kent Police said: "Fowler wasn’t satisfied with just looking at images of children being abused; he actively encouraged another to abuse their own child.
I am grateful that the child exploitation investigation team was able to put a stop to this, and working with colleagues in the USA take steps to protect another child from further abuse."
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