Paedophile cyber-stalker forced schoolgirls to perform sex shows on Skype

ROWAN-DICKINSONJPGA perverted cyber-stalker who blackmailed schoolgirls into performing sex shows on Skype was branded every parent’s worst nightmare as he was caged for five years.

Rowan Dickinson never met his victims in person. But he got two 13-year-old girls to repeatedly perform degrading sex acts on camera by telling them he would hack into their computers and expose their secrets to their friends and family.

One young girl was bullied into submission by 13 hours of chilling messages emailed to her on Skype in capital letters, such as ‘do it now…accept or I punish’, during the 2012 summer holidays.

The girl had first encountered Dickinson on teen gaming site Habbo Hotel, before being ordered to accept him as a friend on video messaging service Skype. Dickinson told her he would hack into her computer if she refused, and when it crashed coincidentally she believed he had caused it.

The tearful teenager ended up filming herself posing for Dickinson in her bathroom on a cameraphone as her father slept.

Another young girl – in summer 2013 – was told she would be abducted if she did not comply. She was targeted over a two-day period.

Once Dickinson had indecent images of his victims he used them to blackmail them into more lewd acts and explicit talk. He concealed his identity by keeping his webcam off, lying that he was 18, and using aliases.

Dickinson, 26, of Gaddum Road, Didsbury, admitted charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and making indecent images of children at Manchester Crown Court.

Judge Richard Mansell QC, sentencing, told him the threat of online humiliation struck ‘real fear’ into youngsters, some of whom were driven to ‘committing suicide’ by it.

The judge added that is was the ‘worst nightmare’ of parents that their teenage son or daughter would be ‘preyed upon by an older male’.

The abuse was discovered after Dickinson’s Apple computers were seized by officers tipped off that he was an online predator.

Records revealed that in 2010 his father had taken him to a police station, where he confessed to an ‘addiction’ to preying on teenage girls online.

At that time there was no complaint from a victim, so Dickinson walked free.

Nicola Hall defending, said Dickinson had developed a ‘dark personality’ online after being badly bullied as a youngster. He must sign the sex offenders register and a sexual harm prevention order restricts his future contact with children and internet use.

Source: Manchester Evening News