A MAN has been jailed for sending sexually explicit messages to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.
Paul Neil Tunstill (40), of The Bridleway in Rawmarsh, was sentenced to 20 months at Sheffield Crown Court today (Friday).
He admitted one count of causing or inciting a female child under 16 to engage in sexual activity at a court hearing last month.
Det Sgt Gareth Gent said: “Tunstill’s messages became increasingly sexually aggressive and explicit, demonstrating a clear intention to incite an underage girl to commit sexual acts.
“We also recovered evidence of instructions from Tunstill to delete his messages once they had been received, indicating he knew what he was doing was illegal and he wanted to avoid detection.
“I am pleased that he has pleaded guilty to the offence put before him and is going to prison for his crime.”
Tunstill was also given a 15-year sexual harm prevention order and placed on the sex offenders register.