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13 January 2015, 17:03
Young people in the East Midlands are being warned sex offenders aren't just older men - after a 14 year old from Nottinghamshire was groomed on Facebook by another teenager.
19 year old Oliver Sturman from Southampton has been jailed for 5 and a half years for child sex offences.
DS Nikki Smith worked on the case and told Capital its not just the stereotype sex offender targeting young girls.
Sturman admitted sexual activity with a 14-year-old Nottinghamshire girl and inciting sexual activity with her, after meeting her over the internet in April.
He was already on bail for other sex offences at the time.
He had also pleaded guilty to seven offences of inciting an 11-year old girl to engage in sexual activity, one offence of causing a child to watch a sexual act over webcam, four similar offences against a 12-year-old girl, and ten offences of taking and possessing indecent images of girls via webcam.
He;s had to register as a sex offender for life and he'll have his access to computers and girls restricted for 12 years.
DS Nikki Smith, who oversaw the investigation, said: “Predators like Sturman take advantage of the vulnerability and naivety of young people. He was contacting victims via facebook, and in the Nottinghamshire case, arranged to meet the victim and abused her.
“This has had a devastating impact on her, and will affect her for the rest of her life. Sturman, who himself is only 19, has preyed on several young girls to satisfy his own depraved desires.
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