Man jailed for online offences against children - Chesham

14/10/2013

A man appeared at Amersham Crown Court on Friday, 11 October 2013, and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for online offences against children.

Bryan Lee, aged 46, Gordon Road, Chesham, was sentenced after pleading guilty to 12 counts of making indecent images of children, 10 counts of causing/inciting a female under 16 to engage in penetrative sexual activity, four counts of causing/inciting a female under 16 to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity, and 12 counts of taking indecent images of children.

Lee posed as a 15-year-old boy to approach girls via the website My Yearbook, a social media site now called Meet Me. He then encouraged girls to perform sexual acts via web cameras.

In April last year, Thames Valley Police executed a search warrant at Lee's home in Chesham.

From chat logs on Lee's computer,  police discovered that Lee was inciting children to engage in sexual activity.

An examination of Lee's computer and mobile phone identified a number of victims.  Lee was in contact with the victims,  who were all girls aged 13 to 15-years-old, between July 2009 and April 2012.

A total of 3,551 indecent images and videos of children were discovered on Lee's computer, 51 of which were of the most serious level five.