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A boy was arrested after being accused for forcing girls to send him naked photos of themselves and threatening to publish them on the Internet, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Now, the 14-year-old boy has been sentenced at the Carlisle Magistrates court to 18 months in prison for forcing girls to send him indecent images of themselves.
He is accused of persuading the girls to perform sex acts on the Internet. The boy was also given a four year Sexual Harm Prevention Order, and ordered to register on the sex offenders list for five years.
Isla Chilton, who is the Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said: "This young teenage boy committed extremely alarming offenses. He targeted young girls in order to coerce them into sending him sexually explicit photographs of themselves, and he admitted that he had incited them to engage in sexual activity online.
“When they sent him photographs, he ordered even more explicit ones, including trying to incite them to involve others in the images, and threatened to publish the images he had already received if they did not comply with his demands.
"This was not consensual activity. The defendant bullied and threatened younger girls into doing things that they didn't want to do.
“The victims in this case have been extremely traumatized by the defendant's actions, and this 14-year-old boy has received a criminal record, which will now affect the rest of his life.”