A MAN who made illegal online advances to what he thought was a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced by a judge.
For almost a month, 34-year-old Marc Anthony Maisey made a string of sexual comments, sent lewd images of himself and also requested naked photographs. Maisey continued to do this despite the “girl” repeatedly telling him “her” age was 13.
Maisey eventually learned he was actually communicating with a undercover police officer.
He was brought to court and admitted two charges – one of attempted sexual communication with a child aged under 16; and another of attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act.
His criminal conduct occurred during July and August.
Maisey, a man of previous good character and the father of two young children, was sentenced earlier today (TUES). Judge Peter Davies heard of his diagnosis on the autistic spectrum as a child, and his remorse.
After considering mitigation, Judge Davies suspended a 16-month jail term for two years. Maisey, of Parkside, Crosby, Maryport, must complete an accredited sex offenders’ course, and rehabilitation.
In addition, he must sign the sex offenders’ register and comply with the terms of a sexual harm prevention order – both for seven years.