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.