Net pervert Carlos Blakemore talked girl of 12 into posing nude, Leicester court told
A young man who persuaded a 12-year-old girl to send him naked pictures of herself has been branded "a father's worst nightmare" by a judge.
Ryan Carlos Blakemore (22), who was jailed for two-and-a-half years, also suggested the girl take photographs of school friends in changing rooms.
Using the internet, he encouraged the girl to run away from her Leicester home and suggested she should join him with a friend, so he could have a "threesome" with them.
The pair never met up, nor did she take photos of her friends.
But the girl did run away from home and her father alerted police when she went missing.
Indecent images she had sent to Blakemore were discovered on her iPod, which she had left at home.
When she was found to be safe elsewhere, her internet involvement with Blakemore came to light, Leicester Crown Court was told.
Blakemore, of Allington Drive, Birstall, formerly of Sileby, admitted inciting a child under 13 to be involved in pornography and engage in sexual activity, between October and December last year.
Michael Auty, prosecuting, said Blakemore met the victim via networking site Badoo. They then communicated via another website.
He sent her indecent photographs of himself and persuaded her to send images of herself, directing how he wanted her to pose.
Sentencing Blakemore, Judge Michael Fowler told him: "You're a father's worst nightmare. You were engaging in conversation over the internet, encouraging her not only to run away but to get involved in sexual activity with you.
"I accept there was no actual sexual activity with this girl.
"No doubt you were flattered and excited by the prospect of what might take place."
Philip Gibbs, mitigating, said Blakemore was "entirely motivated" to change.
He said: "It happened over a period of time and there was an element of bravado and fantasy. He will try to rebuild his life and learn from his mistakes."
Blakemore was issued with an order banning him from unsupervised contact with young girls, and a five-year restraining order prohibiting contacting with the victim.
Detective Constable Jenny Tattersall, the investigating officer, said after the case: "There is a possibility Blakemore may have contacted other young girls with the same purpose.
"We ask anyone who has been contacted by Blakemore and who believes they may have been a victim of a similar crime to contact us on 101."