INDECENT ACTIVITY: Man who committed online sexual offences against 24 children is jailed

A man who committed online sexual offences against 24 children whilst posing as a fake casting agent for a modelling agency '“ with victims ranging from eight to 18-years-old '“ has been jailed for eight years.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 2:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 11:56 am

David Harmes, 19, formerly of Regent Street, Ellesmere Port, admitted 34 sexual offences following a joint operation run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and numerous police forces including Humberside Police.

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Harmes was arrested following an investigation by Cheshire Police and pleaded guilty to a range of offences, from taking indecent photographs to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.He has also asked for a further four offences – including some committed in the Humberside area – to be taken into account.

He will serve a minimum of five years and will remain on the sex offenders’ register for life.