An online predator who blackmailed girls as young as 12 into becoming his'sex slaves' was sentenced to 26 years in prison

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An online predator who blackmailed girls as young as 12 into becoming his’sex slaves’ was sentenced to 26 years in prison

An Online Predator Who Blackmailed Girls As Young As 12 Into Becoming His'sex Slaves' Was Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison

Jordan Croft, 26, of Worthing, West Sussex, admitted forcing 26 victims aged 12 to 22, the majority of whom were children, to send photos and videos of themselves and others performing sexual and degrading acts. Croft sought out young girls through online chat platforms in order to dominate and control them. NCA investigators discovered that he had communicated with over 5,000 people on one platform alone. He went to great lengths to conceal his true identity and avoid detection, creating a slew of accounts with false information and committing the majority of his crimes on encrypted phones and apps. He used this to make demands for increasingly depraved and graphic content at all hours of the day, including while they were at school, after getting the girls to send him a nude ‘custom pic’ of his choosing. He admitted to having a “toilet kink,” and said they had to notify him when they needed to use the restroom, then film themselves urinating or defecating. Some were made to urinate and perform enemas on themselves. Croft was arrested in September 2019 by NCA officers after they identified him as the man behind various usernames that appeared in reports of online abuse filed by a number of police forces in England. This offence occurred in April of 2018. Numerous devices, including Croft’s two mobile phones and a USB stick, were seized for analysis, allowing the NCA to uncover the full scope of his crimes, which included 19 additional victims. Both phones had an encrypted side, which was where the messaging apps were kept. Croft had saved the abuse material his victims had sent him, labelled with their names and ages, as well as a list of their social media followers, on this computer. He was linked to 20 online profiles across four different messaging platforms, according to investigators. Croft pretended to be a teenage boy in many cases, according to chat logs, in order to befriend his victims. He then imposed a set of rules on them, including moving their conversation to the encrypted platform Telegram and sending any photos or videos he requested. When he was satisfied that they would follow his rules, he revealed his true age and admitted to being a “catfish” and a “pedo [sic] into girls 12-14.” Many were forced to record themselves verbally confirming their agreement to his “contract of sexual slavery.” He would impose punishments and threaten to expose the girls to their family or social media followers if they did not comply or asked to be released from the contract. He also claimed to have a degree in cyber security and to have masked his online identity so that law enforcement could not track him down. Croft’s abuse was described by sentencing judge Christine Laing QC as “lengthy premeditated and sadistic abuse of young girls using social media, and in doing so you’ve caused them untold psychological harm.” “You did everything you could to control them, and your desire to control and humiliate these young girls is clear.” “Many of your victims were aged 12 to 15, an age when any right-thinking person knows they are vulnerable, which you were all too happy to exploit.” Invading the privacy of their homes and bedrooms, many people feel they no longer have a safe place to retreat to. “You have left many of them feeling isolated from family and friends, with nowhere to turn for assistance.” “The majority of them felt they had no choice but to comply with your revolting and depraved demands.” “I believe you are an extremely dangerous serial paedophile with a perverted sexual interest in young girls. I believe you are an extremely dangerous serial paedophile with a perverted sexual interest in young girls. I believe you are an extremely dangerous serial paedophile with a perverted sexual interest in young girls. Because of the abhorrent nature of your behaviour, an extremely long sentence is warranted for public protection.” Croft was charged with 65 offences in June 2022. Multiple counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, blackmail, making unwarranted demands for IIOC, intentionally causing or inciting a child’s sexual exploitation, and making over 900 IIOC in categories A-C are among the charges. He pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to 18 years in prison and an additional eight years on licence at Lewes Crown Court on Friday (11 November). He will also be placed on the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life, as well as subject to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and a restraining order that prevents him from contacting his victims.

An Online Predator Who Blackmailed Girls As Young As 12 Into Becoming His'sex Slaves' Was Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison

An Online Predator Who Blackmailed Girls As Young As 12 Into Becoming His'sex Slaves' Was Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison
An Online Predator Who Blackmailed Girls As Young As 12 Into Becoming His'sex Slaves' Was Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison
An Online Predator Who Blackmailed Girls As Young As 12 Into Becoming His'sex Slaves' Was Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison
An Online Predator Who Blackmailed Girls As Young As 12 Into Becoming His'sex Slaves' Was Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison
An Online Predator Who Blackmailed Girls As Young As 12 Into Becoming His'sex Slaves' Was Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison

An Online Predator Who Blackmailed Girls As Young As 12 Into Becoming His'sex Slaves' Was Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison

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