Published: 10:10, 23 February 2019
| Updated: 11:07, 25 February 2019
A paedophile has been jailed for sexual activity with a child and taking indecent photographs.
Kurt Lambert, who committed a series of sex offences against a teenage girl, has been sent to prison for almost five years.
Lambert pleaded guilty to six counts of having sexual activity with a child, three of taking indecent photographs of a child and a further charge of making indecent photographs of a child.
Maidstone Crown Court heard that he led the victim to believe they were in a consensual relationship.
Lambert, 28, and formerly of Maidstone, took images and videos of the abuse on his mobile phone and sent explicit photos of himself to the victim between April 2015 and January 2017, when police were called and Lambert was arrested.
During a police interview he accepted the allegations and admitted there were more than 100 explicit images of the victim on his phone.
Lambert also admitted using instant messaging apps and said he "may have contacted other children" but couldn’t say if he had sent images to anyone other than the victim.
Lambert, who had been living in Luton, Bedfordshire, was jailed for four years and eight months yesterday.
Detective Constable Celia King of Maidstone CID said: "The law is there to protect children until they are old enough and mature enough to make decisions on their own.
"Kurt Lambert has abused trust shown in him in the worst possible way, in order to exploit a child for his own gratification.
"It is entirely correct that he has now faced justice and that the court has imposed measures to reduce the risk of him reoffending in future.
"Lambert has to pay the price for his actions and hopefully his prison sentence will give him time to reflect on what he has done."
When he is released he will be subject to a restraining order and a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years.
He will have access to the internet restricted and will not be allowed to contact any girl under 16.
He will also be placed on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.
A spokesman for the Lucy Faithfull Foundation said: “If you are concerned about what you are looking at online, or the online behaviour of someone you know, you can call the confidential and anonymous Stop It Now helpline on 0808 1000 900 for advice, support and help to stop. Or visit https://get-help.stopitnow.org.uk/ to find out more.”