Man jailed for 5 years over 17 sexual offences
11 September 2012
A 25-year-old telecoms engineer has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to 17 sexual offences where he used the internet to target girls aged 13-14.
Glen David Wilson (DoB 20/02/1987), of Robertsbridge Road, Carshalton, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Monday 10th September.
He received 12 separate sentences ranging from two to five years for each victim named on the charges which covered the period 2009-2012. All the sentences are to be served concurrently.
The victims lived in London and the Home Counties. Only one of the victims lived in Sutton Borough.
Wilson pleaded guilty to the following charges:
- 10x causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
- 6x meeting a child following sexual grooming.
- 1x engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.
Wilson also asked for seven similar further offences to be taken into consideration -
- 6x causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
- 1x meeting a child following sexual grooming.
Police became aware of these offences after receiving a report on 23rd August 2011 from the father of a 13-year-old girl who lives in Sutton. Wilson was arrested the following day for inciting a child to engage in sexual activities. He was first charged on 1st December 2011 and arrested and charged twice more in 2012 as enquiries progressed.
On 10th September, Wilson was sentenced to five years in prison with an extended licence period for another five years. This extension period was granted because Judge Barnes believed that Wilson poses a high risk of further offending and causing serious harm.
Judge Barnes commended police for their investigation.
Internet safety advice for parents and children of all ages is available at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) website. The link to their website can be found in the Related links section.