Cambridgeshire

Facebook sex trick stalker from Huntingdon jailed

A man who used Facebook to create an elaborate network of fictitious men to trick a woman into sex has been jailed after admitting stalking.

Jamie Hewett, 27, of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, fabricated the personas to befriend and stalk the woman after she rejected him, police said.

One of the personas then threatened to distribute online images of the victim unless she met Hewett for sex.

Hewitt was jailed for 17 weeks at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court.

He was also given a two-year restraining order banning him from contacting the victim and her children.

Cambridgeshire Police said the man, from Cotton Court, created profiles of three men on Facebook and messaging services Kik, Nimbuzz and LiveProfile.

It added that over time a virtual friendship was developed between the victim and the fake men, called Dave May, Gary Wright and Timmy.

'Vulnerable victim'

Police said during text and emailed conversations, the victim was told that Dave May had been jailed for an assault.

They added that Dave May then threatened to distribute images of the victim online unless she met Hewett and the two other men for sex.

The victim realised Hewett might have created the characters and told a friend, who contacted the police.

When Hewett arrived to meet the victim at an address in Huntingdon, he was arrested.

Det Con Andy Macdonald said: "Hewett dreamt up these personas in order to manipulate his vulnerable victim into agreeing to meet him.

"He orchestrated a situation where the victim was pressured into seeing him again, but thankfully she realised what he was up to and alerted police.

"This case shows how important it is to be careful when using social media."

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