A man who attempted to sexually exploit a teenage girl through social media has been jailed.

Christopher Edwards was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 12 March where he was jailed for nine years.

The 37-year-old from Failsworth had earlier pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual communications with a child, attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following grooming and breaching a sexual risk order.

The charges relate to social media activity between Sunday 1 November and Tuesday 22 December.

Edwards groomed a teenager from Warrington, through social media.

Edwards was well aware that the girl from Warrington he was grooming was only 14 years old, yet he still sent her a number of sexually explicit images and messages.

In one of the messages he told the girl that he had booked a hotel room in Warrington and offered to pay her for sex.

The victim reported the messages to Cheshire Constabulary.


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