A man who tried to incite a 14-year-old schoolgirl to perform acts for him online was later found with a stash of sickening sexual images involving animals.
Preston Crown Court heard Stuart Anderson, 35, of Heysham Road, Heysham, told his victim he wanted to watch her use the toilet during a private chat on Facebook.
The former cycle mechanic asked her not to tell anyone, but the plucky youngster told her mother, and the pair teamed up and carried on the private chat, with her mum posing as her.
After a lurid conversation, Anderson asked for the conversation to be deleted but was told: “I’ve sent it to my dad. He’s always told me to be wary of dirty sex predators.”
Judge Justice Kerr sentenced him to a year in prison but suspended it for two years after he admitted inciting a child to commit a sexual act and possessing grossly offensive images.
Peter Barr, prosecuting, said: “ The complainant is a young girl who was 14 at the time of the offences. On April 11, 2014, there was contact between the defendant and the girl via Facebook.
“There’s an initial exchange where asks about the welfare of her mother. Suddenly the conversation turned sexual.
“Her mother says in the early hours she was alerted by her daughter and went on to Facebook and read the messages and then took over the conversation posing as her.”
The court heard police were called by the girl’s family.
His computer was seized and analysed, and pictures of sexual acts involving sheep were found.
The court also imposed a sexual offences order banning Anderson contacting any girls under 16 without parental consent, using any device capable of accessing the internet or storing images unless it can retain browsing history, and using the internet to contact under 16s.