Jail for homeless man who sent explicit texts to young girls
PUBLISHED: 09:31 09 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:31 09 March 2015
Police described messages as "vile"
A young man from Orpington has been jailed after trying to get young girls to engage in sexual activity.
David Hill, 25, had been texting messages of what police described as “an extremely sexually graphic nature” to two girls aged 14 and 15 and contacting them through Facebook.
He met the 15-year-old on a train in Orpington in October and subsequently arranged to meet her at Bickley train station. She took a 14-year-old friend along, but they felt uncomfortable around Hill and went home.
Hill, of no fixed address, then bombarded the pair with sexually explicit texts, and threatened them with violence when they did not respond.
When interviewed by police, Hill denied the charges, but he admitted two counts of incitement to engage a child in sexual activity and one count of witness intimidation at Croydon Crown Court.
He was jailed for 19 months and will have to sign the sex offenders’ register for seven years.
Detective Constable James Coldham, from Bromley Police CID, said the messages had been “vile”.
He added: “We would urge parents and guardians to teach their children to be very careful to befriend and communicate with only trusted people that they know.
“Above all, assure them that it’s okay to come to you, or another trusted adult, if they feel threatened by or uncomfortable about something they have seen or done on a social networking site.”
Hill was also jailed for 12 weeks in a separate case after admitting harassing his ex-girlfriend.