Jailed: Sex predator, 19, who wrote SONGS about sick abuse of victims and began reign of terror at just 16

A 19-year-old sex predator who wrote vile SONGS about his young victims has been jailed for nine years after a horrendous catalogue of sex offences against teenage girls across Stockport and Derbyshire. 

Lee Smith pleaded guilty to more than 30 separate offences including rape and sexual activity with a child, and was sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court yesterday.

The pervert had been grooming and abusing girls since he was just 16.

Between July 2011 and April 2013 Smith groomed and sexually exploited six teenage girls, initially meeting them through social media networks and smartphone messenger services.

Detective Inspector Dave Moores of Greater Manchester Police said: “This is a disturbing case of sexual exploitation of children in which Smith would seek out and target young, underage girls.

“When Smith met up with the girls initially he would take photographs and films of them and used these images to bribe the girls into carrying out further sex acts.

“If the girls did not comply he would post the photos online to degrade and humiliate his victims and in some cases he wrote derogatory songs boasting about the sexual exploitation of the girls and uploaded them.”

Smith was aged 16 when he committed the first offence, and pleaded guilty to 12 counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of rape, four counts of making an indecent image and two counts of committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual act.

He also pleaded guilty to four counts of distributing an indecent photograph of a child, two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of assault by penetration.

Furthermore, Smith admitted one count of publishing an obscene article, one count of false imprisonment, two counts of assault and one count of driving whilst disqualified.

Smith, of no fixed abode, befriended the girls, all of whom were under 16, and deceived them into thinking they were involved in a genuine relationship.

The judge sentencing Smith told him his behaviour was ‘a pattern of sexual exploitation’.

“You subjected victims to extreme humiliation and degradation and you pose a significant risk to members of the public,” he said.

Smith was sentenced to nine years, with a minimum term of six years.

DI Moores said: “Today’s sentence reflects the severity of Smith’s crimes and I hope this result can allow these girls to try to move on with their lives knowing justice has been done.

“Cases like this reinforce the need for children not to accept people as friends who they don’t know or claim to know their friends and for parents or carers to know who their children are talking to at all times.”

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