A MAN has been jailed for more than three years for offences of sexual activity and voyeurism against two young girls.

Christian Charles Turner, 30, of Little London Road, Horam, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court to a total of three years and four months, having previously pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual activity against a girl aged 13.

He also pleaded guilty to six counts of voyeurism involving another girl, then aged 11 and 12.

He also admitted making a series of nearly 4,000 indecent images of children, all taken from the internet and none believed to be of local children, found on his two mobile phones when officers arrested him last year.

Turner will be a registered sex offender for life and the court also gave him a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO), which will severely restrict his access to children and digital devices.

Detective Constable Sean Stapley of the East Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit, said: "Our investigation started when we were contacted by a family last autumn with concerns that their daughter had raised about Turner's behaviour.

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"It became clear that he had systematically ingratiated himself with the two families, gaining their confidence to a point at which he was able to commit the offences.

"Thanks to their willingness to be ready to give evidence, justice has now been done and a predatory child sex offender has been exposed and punished and steps have been put in place to manage him on release."

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