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Groomer tricked boys into performing sex acts on webcam

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A man who posed as girls online in order to dupe boys into performing sex acts on camera has been sentenced.Harry Johnson, 19, pretended to be called Melissa, Amie or Becca as he groomed seven children aged between 11 and 16.He was caught after one victim’s parents checked their son’s tablet use.Johnson, who admitted 22 child sex abuse charges, was sentenced to six years detention by a judge at St Albans Crown Court.At sentencing, the court heard details of how Johnson, of of Hunter’s Lane, Watford, exchanged explicit messages with his victims and sent them images of girls.’Duped and misled’In one instance, he convinced two brothers to perform a sex act on each other.In another, he made a boy attempt a sexual act on the family dog, the court heard.Simon Wilshire, prosecuting, said: “Not only had he duped and misled young boys to commit sex acts at the end of a web cam, he recorded videos and stored them.”Franco Tizzano, mitigating for Johnson, said his client was himself a victim of abuse.In a note read to the court Johnson said he was “truly sorry to the people I targeted and the people I hurt”.
Source: BBC Beds