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PremierLeague-News.Com- Robert Skensberg, 27, was handed a community order
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A man encouraged an 11-year-old girl he met online to send him indecent photos. Robert Skensberg, 27, began chatting with the girl, who was pretending to be 18, in August 2020. He encouraged her to take and send him indecent photos of herself, as well as encouraging her to perform sexual acts on herself, Manchester Crown Court heard. He faced trial earlier this year for more serious offences, but was acquitted of all of them. Skensberg, of Prestwich, pleaded guilty to causing a child to engage in sexual activity online, sexual assault of a child and possession of cannabis. Today (June 22) he was sentenced to a community order. READ MORE: Actor seen praying minutes before causing £10k of damage to Glade of Light Arena memorial The court heard that Skensberg had met the girl online where they briefly spoke before he encouraged her to send him the indecent photos. They then met in person where they embraced ‘intimately’ at Wolverhampton railway station. He was arrested a day later and police found a small quantity of cannabis for his personal use. The girl presented herself to be 18, and Skensberg believed she was not less than 16, it was said. There was also no evidence of ‘paedophilic tendencies’ following an examination of his mobile phone, prosecutor Alaric Bassano said. Skensberg was said to have no previous convictions on his record. Read More Related Articles GMP constable appears in court charged with two assaults, one involving a toddler Read More Related Articles CCTV appeal after robber threatens staff and targets wine shop and Co-op In a victim personal statement, the girl’s father said he had experienced ‘difficulties’ with her, as well as ‘challenging behaviours’.
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.” Mitigating, Keith Harrison said: “I don’t seek to minimise the gravity of the offending. He expresses significant remorse. “He has managed to hold down a job and stable accommodation. He works in web design and his employers know of the offences.” Sentencing, the Recorder of Manchester, Judge Nicholas Dean QC said: "In the course of the brief relationship, if you can call it that, you encouraged her when she was 11 to engage in sexual activity. You encouraged her to take a number of naked images of herself and engage in certain sexual acts,” he said. “You arranged to meet her and you met her in Wolverhampton and you were quite quickly intimate with her, kissing and holding her in a way that was clearly sexual. You thought you were with someone who was at least 16, and who presented herself as being 18.” He said he had to sentence Skensberg on the belief that he thought the girl was over 16. It was said that he had served the equivalent of a 12 month sentence whilst he was on an electronically monitored curfew. Skensberg, of Middleton Road, was handed a two year community order, 25 days of an accredited programme, 20 days of rehabilitation activity requirements and he will be assessed for the Horizon Programme, which is dedicated to engaging with sex offenders in a bid to stop them offending further. Read more of today's top stories here READ NEXT: People 'facing homelessness' as work on half-built housing site grinds to halt after contractor goes bust PrettyLittleThing rapped over 'seriously offensive' advert for jeans Girl, 12, repeatedly raped hours after police ignored her pleas and kicked her out of station is 'not a unique case' Three men arrested after Amir Khan robbed at gunpoint for £72k watch Man dies after horror crash at M60 and M62 Simister Island junction