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Child sex offender Oliver Horwood ‘aggressively bullied and manipulated a child online’

PUBLISHED: 16:17 18 October 2016 | UPDATED: 08:57 19 October 2016

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The 20-year-old has been jailed for 16 months

A Dartford man who admitted to multiple child offences has been jailed for more than a year.

Oliver James Horwood, of Sinclair Way was arrested in June last year following a police investigation.

In court, the 20-year-old pleaded guilty to charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, inciting a child to engage in sexual exploitation and making indecent images.

All of the offences took place between July 2012 and September 2014.

“Horwood is an example of where we have uncovered a serious sexual offence against a child as a result of our investigations into indecent images of children” explained Detective Constable Mark Bennett.

He added: “Horwood aggressively bullied and manipulated a child online to fulfil his own desires. He has now been brought to justice for this and in doing so we have been able to protect children from him.

“I would urge anyone who is suffering at the hands of people like Horwood to tell someone they trust. Kent Police will investigate with sensitivity and will do anything possible to protect children and bring offenders to justice.”

Horwood was jailed for 16 months at Maidstone Crown Court.

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