Teenager poses as girl to get boys to send him nude photos before threatening to publish themBy Mason White 12:45 PM November 27, 2015
By: Tanya Malhotra
A teenager was ordered to register as a sex offender for tricking boys into sending him nude photos.
19-year-old Ryan Lee of Willesborough, England, used the snapchat application on his phone to get boys to send him nude photos while he was out from jail on bail.
The court in Kent, heard how Lee, was arrested after several young people contacted police to report his misconduct.
According to the police complaint, Lee pretended to be a girl named Amber, and asked the school-aged boys to send him indecent photos of themselves.
Even after his arrest, Lee contacted a 12-year-old boy while out on bail, and posed as a teenage girl before asking him for nude photos.
The Canterbury Crown Court heard how Lee, got in touch with the child and told him he was going to share the photos. The terrified boy told his parents, who contacted the police.
Detective Constable Kinga Hammersley said that Lee, deliberately deceived children into believing they were participating in an online relationship with a girl for his own sexual pleasure.
Lee was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to 11 charges. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender.