Police release picture of a Sheffield paedophile who incited a child into a sexual activity and filmed the horrific offence

A paedophile has been jailed after he incited a child to engage in a sexual activity and videoed the horrific offence.

Friday, 25th September 2020, 12:27 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard on September 22 how Jack Tomkins, aged 23, of Crumpsall Road, Norwood, Sheffield, caused or incited a child into a sexual activity by allowing the youngster to touch him in June and he was also caught by police with a variety of indecent images on his digital devices.

Gordon Stable, prosecuting, said Tomkins had exposed himself to the youngster, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, and he had allowed her to touch him and he filmed this with a camera on his phone.

Following Tomkins arrest his home was searched, according to Mr Stables, and his digital devices were analysed and indecent images were discovered including the footage with the youngster and other category A, B and C images involving children, with A being the most serious.

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Pictured is Jack Tomkins, aged 23, of of Crumpsall Road, Norwood, Sheffield, who was sentenced to eight years of custody after he admitted causing or inciting a child to engage in a sexual activity and to four counts of possessing indecent images.

Kitty Colley, defending, said: “He has made a significant mindset shift and fully accepts his responsibilities for these offences and fully accepts he put himself in this position.”

She added Tomkins has shown genuine insight and remorse and it is hoped measures can be put in place to reduce the risk of him re-offending.

Tomkins, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to causing or inciting a child to engage in a sexual activity and to four counts of possessing indecent images.

Judge David Dixon, who described Tomkins’s behaviour as “horrific”, sentenced him to eight years of custody and placed him under a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 20 years. Tomkins was given a lifetime restraining order to protect the child.