Edwinstowe man Timothy Walters jailed for indecent texts

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AN Edwinstowe man who admitted inciting girls aged 13 and 14 on the internet to engage in sexual activity has been jailed for two years.

A judge told Timothy Walters (27), of Ollerton Road, it was predatory behaviour and he had been ‘persuasive and manipulative’.

Some of the obscene text messages he sent to the two girls were read out at Nottingham Crown Court.

But the court was told the girls did not carry out any of the sex acts on themselves, which he wanted them to.

One of the girls was asked to send a topless photo of herself but refused.

Walters admitted two offences of incitement, possession of 420 indecent images of children downloaded from the internet and distributing indecent movie clips.

He also admitted having eight extreme porn images involving adults.

The offences took place between 2009 and early 2010.

The mother of the 13-year-old first contacted police. Nottinghamshire officers then went to Walters’ home with a search warrant, said prosecutor Sue Matthews.

The 13-year-old received a message on the MSN service from ‘Tim’ who at first said he was 14 but then admitted being 25, and they then started texting.

Walters had no previous convictions. His barrister, Steven Coupland, said: “He was naïve, unsophisticated and sexually inadequate. He was lonely, depressed and in debt.”

It was a remote relationship with the girls and he never intended to meet them.

Judge James Sampson said Walters was persistent but fortunately there was no physical contact.