Trucker filmed sex act in cab of his lorry and sent it to ‘schoolgirl’
A long distance lorry driver has been jailed after he sent pictures of his private parts and videos of him performing a sex act to a ’14-year-old girl’.
Anthony Walker made contact with the ‘girl’ via Kik on social media.
But the ‘girl’ was in fact an undercover operative on the hunt for paedophiles.
The defendant, under the username ‘Like to have fun’, soon sexualised the conversation and sent her private messages, pictures of his private parts and videos of himself masturbating.
Now Walker, 34, has been jailed for 21 months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court. Prosecutor Jennifer Josephs said: “The defendant thought he was chatting to a 14-year-old girl. But it was an undercover operative known as L who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.
“L had joined a group called UK Schoolies and on July 20 last year she indicated she was 14-years-old. She was removed from the group for not uploading a photo of herself in school uniform when requested.
“The defendant sent a message saying he was 30 and his private messages were open. He sent her a private message asking if she was really 14 and asking for photos which she sent him.
“He made the chat sexual very quickly and sent a picture of a testicle. He sent pictures of his erect penis. He wanted her to send him pictures live but she continued to send a stooge photo.”
The defendant sent videos of him performing a sex act on himself from his cab. Miss Josephs said: “He talked about her sitting on his knee. He continued to send pictures of his erect penis.”
The defendant was arrested on November 9.
Walker, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and three charges of attempting to cause a child to watch or look at an image of sexual activity.
Paul Cliff, mitigating, urged Judge Sally Hancox to suspend any prison sentence. He said the defendant has worked as an HGV driver for 12 years and will lose his job if he receives a prison sentence.
The dad-of-two is separated from his wife but has supervised contact with his children.
But Judge Hancox said thousands of drivers work long hours driving up and down the country without committing the same crimes.
Judge Hancox said: “You believed her to be a 14-year-old girl.
“Those who carry out offences of this nature do so purely for their own gratification. You asked to have penetrative sexual activity. It involved you sending images of you masturbating. In my judgement, this is not a sentence that should be suspended.”
Walker was made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for 10 years and was placed on the sex offenders’ register for the same period.
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