June 2020

Evil Kings Heath predator blackmailed young girls into sending explicit videos and photos

A sexual predator trawled the internet for young girls who he blackmailed and bullied into sending explicit photos and videos of themselves.

Joseph McFall, 25, was “insatiable in his appetite” for new victims and even got one of them to self-harm while he watched.

The pervert, of Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, has now been jailed for 10 years for his vile campaign targeting nine girls.

He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

McFall had admitted causing a child to engage in sexual activity, engaging a child in sexual exploitation, causing a child to be exploited, engaging a child in pornography, causing a child to watch a sexual act and distributing indecent photos.

Birmingham Crown Court heard the paedophile carried out the offence between mid-2018 and the end of last year.

“He contacted a number of young girls over the internet and then committed various sexual exploitation offences involving these girls,” said Adrian Fleming, prosecuting.

“He appeared to have been trawling the internet for people, getting responses to his advances and then taking advantage.

“His first victim was a 14-year-old girl who confessed to her mother that ‘she was being forced to do sexual things online.'”

The court heard McFall had contacted her on an almost daily basis demanding that she perform sexual acts on a webcam and send photos.

His victim said he had become aggressive and threatened to rape her younger sister and send photos to her family.

Another victim, aged 13,  was offered £2,000 by McFall for an indecent video but she refused and a 12-year-old was also made a similar sickening offer.

Mr Fleming said McFall had also persuaded another victim to “self harm in a sexualised manner”.

He said that the chatlogs showed the defendant’s persistence and the use of “menacing… threats.”

McFall had also threatened to come round and hurt the family of another victim and warned he would send an indecent video of another girl to her sister.

He was arrested on December 11 after the father of one victim contacted paedophile hunters who tracked McFall down.

When quizzed the defendant admitted having a sexual interest in girls, aged between 13 and 16, and said that he had contacted as many as 25.

Mr Fleming said the effects on the victims had been significant, causing a lack of trust and deep upset.

In passing sentence Judge Richard Bond said: “You contacted very young girls on the internet, lied to them about your age and identity and bullied them into performing various sexual and violent acts in order to satisfy your own sexual desires.

“These victims will be deeply affected by your actions for many years to come.”

He said that Mcfall was an “internet sexual predator” and that getting one of the girls to harm herself while he watched was a “terrible feature of your offending.”