Man who had sexual relations with Brighton child he met on Facebook jailed for 32 months (From The Argus)
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Man who had sexual relations with Brighton child he met on Facebook jailed for 32 months
A man has been jailed after he met a child on Facebook and went onto have sexual relations with her.
Now Sussex Police are warning young people and their families to be aware of who they are talking to online.
Jobless Fahim Uddin, 21, of Melrose Close, Hollingdean, appeared at Brighton Crown Court on Friday, December 13, where he was jailed for 32 months.
He had previously pleaded guilty to five charges, four of having sexual activity with a child and one of arranging the commission of a child sex offence.
Uddin was also required to register as a sex offender for life and was also served with a Sexual Prevention Order (SOPO) for life, which severely restricts his access to computers and children.
Detective Constable Tracey Dixon said: "The victim, who lives Brighton, was 14 and has learning difficulties, when Uddin met her on Facebook on Christmas Day last year.
"He then met her a couple of days later and engaged in sexual activity with her.
"There followed more contact on Facebook and Skype and he arranged to meet her again.
"However fortunately her parents found out about this and contacted us, which enabled us to arrest Uddin within days.
"This case serves as a reminder to young people, and their families in particular, to be very careful about Internet contacts.
"Don't get involved without making sure the person has a legitimate reason for being in contact."
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