A Dorset man who committed child sex offences has been sentenced to three years and three months’ imprisonment.
Christopher Anthony Greco, 31 and of Christchurch , pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and breach of his sexual offenders prevention order, on 16 December 2014 at Bournemouth Magistrates Court.
He was handed the sentence yesterday, Thursday 17 September 2015, at Dorchester Crown Court. He was also given an extended licence term and told he would spend an additional three years and nine months under supervision.
Greco was arrested in Christchurch on Wednesday 15 October 2014 and charged with the offences on Friday 28 November 2014 following an extensive operation.
The court heard how Greco had stated online that he wanted to abduct and abuse a nine-year-old girl.
On analysing his seized electronic devices, numerous indecent images of children and sexualised material were discovered by investigating officers.
Detective Constable Paul Chessell, of Dorset Police’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team, said: “Greco posed a threat to members of the public and it is right that he received this sentence.
“These are sickening offences which we investigated extensively to bring him to justice.
“This jail term is a warning to anyone involved in downloading indecent images of children.
“We will track you, we will arrest you and you will be brought to justice.
“I also urge those abusing children to seek professional help from either their GP or another professional organisation such as Stop it Now! of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.
“Targeting criminals in cyber space and safeguarding children from serious harm remains a priority for Dorset Police.”
The Paedophile Online Investigation Team can be contacted on 101. In an emergency always dial 999.
This post was updated on 21/9/15