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Kirkby Man Who Swapped Sex Images With Girl Has Been Jailed

28th October 2021
Ashfield

Kirkby Man Who Swapped Sex Images With Girl Has Been Jailed

A man who swapped sexual images online with an 11-year-old girl has been jailed. 

Muhittin Mucahid Dogan, aged 21, pressured the girl into sending him nude images after meeting her on a social media app. 

Doubting her initial claim to be 17-years-old, Dogan engaged her in a game of ‘truth or dare’ in which she then claimed to 13-years-old – two years older than she actually was at the time. 

Dogan, who then claimed to be a 14-year-old boy, pressured her into sending him nude photographs, before sending her a sexually explicit image of himself. 

Police were later called by the girl’s family.

Dogan was then tracked down by his phone number and arrested. 

When his phone was examined police found evidence of another sexually explicit conversation with another teenage girl. 

Dogan, of Station Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, told police that he was not aware of the first girl’s true age when he made contact with her in February 2020. 

He declined to answer questions about the other victim but later pleaded guilty to two counts of engaging in sexual communication with a child, three counts of making indecent images of a child, and one count of distributing an indecent photo of a child. 

The charge of making and indecent image refers to the act of saving it on an electronic device. 

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday he was jailed for two years. He was also added to the sex offenders’ register for ten years.

He will be closely monitored by police when he is released. 

Detective Constable Toby Marsh, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Dogan knowingly engaged children in highly sexualised online conversations with children during which he pressured them into sending indecent images of themselves. In doing so he exploited the innocence and vulnerability of his victims for his own sexual gratification. 

“I hope this outcome serves not only as a comfort to Dogan’s victims and their families, but also as a warning to other young people to think twice about who they engage with on social media and what details and contend they share - because, sadly, there are other people like Dogan out there who will readily exploit young people in this way.”

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