Man, 24, named and shamed after being jailed for this shocking crime
A Louth man has been jailed after admitting to engaging in sexual activity with an underage girl.
The court heard that Johnathan Challis-Wagstaff, 24, made several requests for the girl to meet him for sex – which she refused – despite knowing she was under the age of 16.
The Lincoln court was told that he also asked her to send indecent images and sent her a video of himself performing a sex act on himself.
He also encouraged her to perform a penetrative sexual act during conversations that took place between March 2 and March 21 last year.
In December, he pleaded guilty to two counts of intentionally causing or inciting a girl under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity.
Challis-Wagstaff also admitted to engaging in sexual communication, as well as one charge of intentionally arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence and and another of intentionally causing a child under 16 to look at an image of him engaging in sexual activity.
Sentencing today, January 11, at Lincoln Crown Court , Judge Martin Hurst said: “You have taken an opportunity to take advantage of a vulnerable girl.
“These offences are so serious, the only option is an immediate custodial sentence.”
Challis-Wagstaff was jailed for two years and eight months.
He has also been placed on the Sex Offender Register for life and was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years.
Speaking after he was jailed, Detective Constable Wayne Pilkington said: “Challis-Wagstaff was aware of the girl’s age at an early stage, yet this did not stop him from asking her to send indecent images of herself or inciting her to engage in penetrative sexual act.
“She was also sent images showing him performing sex acts.
“All of the communications between Challis-Wagstaff and the girl were recovered and this provided crucial evidence in this case.”