An Indian national has been arrested for sending lewd pictures to teenage girls to groom them for sex in Australia. Tegveer Sandhu, 24, sent images of himself masturbating and of his genitals to an undercover police officer he believed was a year-old girl in March last year. Commonwealth prosecutor Linda Skoblar said the Clayton man entered into a private conversation with the 'girl' through a chat room and asked whether she had a boyfriend, was a virgin and had a webcam, before sending naked photos. He encouraged her to masturbate, referred her to a pornography website and then gave her his phone number and talked about meeting her, the Herald Sun reports. Analysis of his laptop by police revealed that Sandhu had sent another picture of his genitals to a chat-room user, who had identified herself as a year-old girl from Kensington. According to the report, the County Court heard that the girl, who has not been located, told him she would have preferred to have seen his face and that he was a 'pedo' she was going to report. Defence barrister David Gibson said his client, who came to Australia in on a student visa, had been drinking heavily after a relationship breakdown and the death of his grandmother at the time of the offences. Sandhu, a Sikh, pleaded guilty to using a carriage service both to groom and to transmit indecent communication to a person below 16 years of age. The maximum penalties for the offences are 12 years and seven years imprisonment respectively.
Ross Monk was charged with seven counts of inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and three counts of making indecent images. A man from Camberley has been sentenced after posing as a teenager to lure young girls to pose nude and perform intimate acts on webcam. The actions of Ross Monk were only unearthed after a computer hacker demanded money in exchange for silence, Guildford Crown Court heard on Monday May The year-old was disguising himself as a year-old boy on chat rooms to entice girls to perform intimate acts and send him nude pictures. Monk, a former head waiter in a hotel, paid the money through Paypal but his transaction alerted the police to his suspicious activity and he was arrested. Monk was detained at his home in Southway, Camberley, and charged with seven counts of inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and three counts of making indecent images of children under Simon Shannon, prosecuting, said that on a number of occasions Monk would ask young girls for pictures of their breasts and genitals. The court heard that on another occasion, Monk was talking to a young girl and when she told him she had a four year old sister he asked her to send pictures of them cuddling each other while naked. Monk admitted all offences at the first opportunity and told the police that he knew that his conduct was wrong but said he felt as though he could not talk to girls his own age.
When done in the wrong circumstances, it can land you in hot water. If a sexual or suggestive picture of an adult is shared among consenting adults in the State of California, that is perfectly legal. However, generally speaking, it is illegal to electronically share sexual images of a person, taken without their knowledge or consent. Scenario 1. Mary, 23, sends Pete, 25, a suggestive photo attached to a text message to celebrate their anniversary. This is legal. Scenario 2.
If your child has sent a nude, what steps should you take and what support can you expect from local agencies? Our experts provide insight on this and more about the law, sexting and tips to manage the situation. Most schools will make a judgement on whether to involve outside agencies such as the police but it is important that parents are involved in the discussions and whether support, further education or punishment is most appropriate.