The supreme courts have sentenced a cyber-bully to 25 years in prison for abusing two minors.
The man, 55, committed several crimes of sexual abuse and bullying over the internet when he contacted the two minors and pretended to be a 17-year-old boy.
He managed to gain their confidence through lies and false promises and then obtained sexual images of them which he distributed to their friends and family.
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Manuel Joaquin B has been sentenced for abuse by lies, sexual abuse over the internet, child pornography, exhibitionism, distribution of child pornography, threatening behaviour and crimes against morality.
After grooming the two young girls, 12 and 13, the abuser persuaded them to send him revealing and sexual pictures then he would distribute them to the girls’ families as well as their school friends.
A police spokesperson commented that Manuel was particularly difficult to catch as he was a systems engineer and, therefore, well versed in how to cover his tracks on the internet.
Using his superior knowledge of the technical systems he would take over the accounts of the girls and all their contacts and use these to threaten them with.
Investigations and witness testimony have revealed that he met with both girls on several occasions in a hotel in Madrid and during some of these meetings he had sex with them.
The supreme court considers the facts to have been proven and will now accept any appeals the defence team may make.
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