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Notts man jailed for four and a half years for child sexual offences

Whilst being taken for a mental health assessment, he also disclosed that he has been communicating in a sexual nature to a 15-year-old girl from Hong Kong over Skype.

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A 45-year-old man has been jailed for four and a half years at Nottingham Crown Court after pleading guilty to sex offences against a child.

Alec Brian Parkin of Lacey Green in Balderton, Newark was jailed on 19 February 2020 for the following sexual offences:

– Sexual communication with a child.

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– Causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

– Causing the sexual exploitation of a child.

– Two counts of making indecent photographs of a child.

On 31 May 2019, Nottinghamshire Police were contacted by Warwickshire Police informing that Parkin had been engaging with a 15-year-old girl from their area via Facebook.

Pictures and videos were exchanged during the conversation.

Later that day, officers attended the girl’s address.

Officers also questioned Parkin that evening and he was arrested on suspicion of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and the possession of indecent images of children.

Parkin initially said that his account had been hacked. Officers seized Parkin’s iPhone.

Whilst being taken for a mental health assessment, he also disclosed that he has been communicating in a sexual nature to a 15-year-old girl from Hong Kong over Skype.

Detective Constable Kimberley Priestley led the investigation. She said: “I’d like to praise and thank the victim in Warwickshire for helping us with the investigation.

“Without her help, we wouldn’t have been able to put Parkin behind bars today.

“I hope this conviction will provide reassurance to other victims of sexual offences, giving them the confidence to report, and the confidence that they will be believed and that police will do everything to bring offenders to justice.”

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