Daniel Razak believed he was talking with a 13-year-old girl when he ‘quickly’ turned the conversation sexual.
But it was actually an undercover police officer from the child sex abuse unit whose role is to identify offenders with sexual interests in children.
Razak, of Mendip Avenue, Orford, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communications with a child, attempting to cause a child to engage in sexual activity, attempting to cause a child to watch sexual activity and possession of cannabis.
Prosecuting, Alaric Walmsley said that last year, Cheshire Police received information that between September 5 and September 8, the defendant had engaged in sexual conversation with who he believed with a 13-year-old girl on Kik Messenger.
Mr Walmsley told the court how the defendant quickly sexualised the conversation with ‘Poppy’ – who was actually an undercover police officer that had selected a ‘teen chat mode’.
The 33-year-old sent Poppy, who he told he was 19, pornographic images and encouraged her to perform a sex act on herself.
He also added her on Snapchat.
After four days, the pair stopped communicating and Razak was arrested at a later date.
His Samsung phone was seized, and although no pictures of videos of child sex abuse were found, Razak’s search history showed terms such as ‘jail bait girl’ and ‘jail bait girl Twitter’.
The pornographic images he had sent to Poppy were also found on his phone, and cannabis was found on his living room table.
Razak was handed a 20-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months.
He must also complete up to 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 160 hours of unpaid work.
The court also ordered Razak to sign the sex offender register for 10 years and he is also subjected to a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years.