Published: 12:58, 24 November 2021
| Updated: 15:08, 24 November 2021
A pervert who sent explicit images of himself to a child has been locked up.
Christopher Brimstead, 31, from East Malling took the images and then sent them to the youngster, between November 2018 and January 2019.
Brimstead, previously from Jasmine Close, used a computer to take the photos and sent explicit messages to her, asking her to engage in sexual activity.
The child reported the offences in April 2019 and officers arrested Brimstead.
He was later charged with engaging in sexual communication with a child, which he admitted at Maidstone Crown Court last week where he was jailed for 12 months.
Upon Brimstead’s release from prison he will be the subject of a restraining order and a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years.
The order places restrictions on his access to the internet and prohibits contact with girls under the age of 16.
He will also be placed on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.
DC Victoria Baker said: "Brimstead abused trust shown to him in the worst possible way, trying to exploit a child for his own gratification.
"I’m pleased he has been sentenced and I hope that this sentencing goes some way to helping the victim to find some closure and move forward with her life.
"Kent Police will always take sexual offences seriously and will investigate thoroughly to ensure that any people who commit criminal offences pay for their actions and that victims get the justice that they deserve."