Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Wesley Fitton jailed after internet sex sting

A 42-year-old Sunshine Coast father of three has been jailed for using the internet in an attempt to procure a child for sex.

The Supreme Court in Brisbane heard in August 2006, Buderim man Wesley Ronald John Fitton struck up an internet conversation with a covert police officer posing as another man living at Redcliffe.

Fitton asked to speak to the man's 12-year-old daughter and in September began conversing with another officer posing as the girl.

On several occasions Fitton sent images of adults engaged in sexual acts and activated a webcam to show himself undressing and performing a sex act.

He also tried to arrange to meet the girl at Redcliffe prior to his arrest.

Chief Justice Paul de Jersey jailed Fitton for three years and ordered he serve a minimum of nine months.

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