A man who used the internet and social media sites to attempt to communicate sexually with children has been jailed for over two years.
Sebastian Kacper Wojcik thought he was communicating sexually with girls aged under 16 when he committed the offences earlier this year.
But he was actually in contact with officers from the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Organised Crime Unit (YH ROCU).
He was found guilty of a number of offences which took place between 20 January and 6 February.
These included attempting to communicate sexually with a child, arranging or facilitating a child sex offence and the possession and distribution of indecent images of children.
Appearing before Northampton Crown Court to be sentenced on Friday (7/7), Wojcik, aged 30, from Gold Street, Northampton, was jailed for a total of 25 months.
He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and handed a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
This was a joint investigation with Northampton Police
Speaking after the sentencing, Det Chief Inspector Al Burns of the YH ROCU said: “Wojcik attempted to contact children in pursuit of his own sexual gratification. But he didn’t realise he was engaging with our officers.
“I’m pleased that the court has handed down a sentence that reflects the seriousness of his offending.
“The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit is determined to bring predators like Wojcik to justice.”
Lead Investigator – PC Holly Morgan of Northants Police said: “Some of the content on Sebastian Wojcik’s phones dated back more than ten years which demonstrates a serious and sustained sexual interest in children.
“I’m really pleased therefore that we were able to catch him attempting to talk to children and to put him behind bars as a result.
“Protecting our children in this county is a priority for Northamptonshire and we hope results like this demonstrate our determination to bring predators like Wojcik to justice.”