July 2023

Man jailed after trying to send explicit images to child

A man who believed he was sending sexual images to a 13-year-old girl has been jailed.

Christopher Rowe, aged 29, was actually sending the explicit messages, images and videos to an adult member of an online paedophie hunter group

Rowe, who was clearly told of his target’s apparent age, also tried to solicit sexually explicit images in return.

He was arrested at an address in Styrrup in April 2021 and a full file of evidence was passed to the police.

Rowe, of Pringle Road, Brinsworth, Rotherham, later admitted to attempting to engage in sexual communications with a child, attempting to incite a girl to engage in sexual activity, and attempting to cause a child to look at an image of sexual activity.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday he was jailed for three years and four months.

He was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order that will limit his online activities once he is released from jail.

He was also added to the sex offenders’ register for life.