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Friday, 25 August 2017

A man from Woking who groomed teenage girls online using fake profiles, has been jailed for 10 years




26 year old Jordan Towers pleaded guilty to 21 charges.

He was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will remain on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

He was arrested in February after a 13-year-old girl from Kent reported that he had befriended her online using a fake profile.

He persuaded her to take indecent photographs of herself.

When officers searched his mobile phone, they found more than 1,000 indecent images.

It quickly became apparent that Towers was befriending vulnerable teenage girls via Instagram or a teenage dating app called Yellow.

He paid the victims compliments to gain their trust before asking them to send photos or take part in video chat which quickly became sexual in nature.

He became more persistent and once a victim refused to send any more, became aggressive and threatened to distribute the indecent images they had already sent to their friends and family unless they sent more.

Towers also used some of the images he was sent to set up profiles and pose as a teenage girl, sending these images to other victims to encourage them to send similar images back to him.

Some of the victims also reported that they had been contacted by more than one of his user profiles.

The investigation, which was led by Surrey Police, involved interviewing 29 girls across the country, with officers travelling to South Wales, Bristol, Doncaster, Greater Manchester, Essex, Kent and Sussex.

The evidential accounts officers obtained during the course of their investigation enabled them to charge Towers with 26 offences, 21 of which he pleaded guilty to.
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