Shropshire

Telford football coach sent victims 'naked images'

Joe Hall Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Joe Hall, 26, has been banned from working with children

A former school football coach has been found guilty of abusing his position of trust and engaging teenage girls in sexual activity.

Joe Hall, 26, from Randlay in Telford, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, half will be served on licence.

His victims were under the age of 15 and one girl said Hall had shown her pornographic videos.

At Shrewsbury Crown Court on Friday, Hall was also banned from working with children in the future.

The 26-year-old, from Brands Farm Way, who was employed by a coaching company, also exchanged naked images via social media with his victims.

Hall was also given a sexual harm prevention order for 14 years.

A jury found Hall guilty of the following offences:

  • Three counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity by a person in a position of trust
  • Causing a child to watch a sexual act
  • Exposure
  • Causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity
  • Sexual activity in the presence of a child by a person in a position of trust

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