A paedophile teacher who contacted young girls using Facebook and tricked them into taking their clothes off on webcams has been jailed.
David Warbrick, aged 51, of Bishop Norton Road, Glentham, near Gainsborough, was sentenced to 28 months in jail on Monday.
He was also slapped with a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years and will be on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years. Warbrick was arrested and charged last year with two accounts of inciting a female under the age of 13 to engage in a sexual act.
He made contact with the girls, from Derbyshire, via Facebook and later invited them to have a webcam chat with him where he asked them to take their clothes off.
A Derbyshire police spokesman had previously said: “The offences took place in August 2013.
“Warbrick created a false Facebook identity and contacted the two girls, who were 11 at the time and were from Ilkeston.”
Detective Constable Russell Slater, who investigated Warbrick’s crimes, said: “Reports to police were made in 2013 when Warbrick contacted two 11 year-olds via Facebook.
“He chatted with the girls and built a conversation with them before asking them to chat with him via a web cam. The conversation led to him asking them to remove their clothes.
“It is essential to ensure you are safe when using social media. I would like to remind young people that the age restriction for creating a profile on Facebook is 13 years-old.
“I would advise that you do not accept friend requests from people you do not know and for parents encourage you to take an active role in understating what your child is doing online.”
Warbrick pleaded guilty at Derby Crown Court on May 17.
Further advice on how to stay safe online visit www.getsafeonline.org.
An NSPCC spokesman said: “Warbrick’s sickening abuse is made all the more shocking by the fact he was a teacher.
“He held a position of respect and authority, working with young children every day, but in private was using 11-year-old girls to satisfy his sexual desires.
“This case highlights how predators from all walks of life are using the internet to target vulnerable children.
“It is vital young people are educated about the dangers of social media, and the police have the resources to tackle this growing crime.
“If anyone is concerned about a child they can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.”
A Derbyshire police spokesman said: “The offences took place in August 2013.
“Mr Warbrick created a false Facebook identity and contact the two girls, who were 11 at the time and were from Ilkeston.
“He began chatting to them on Facebook at first and then invited them to a web chat. He told the girls his camera was not working so they were unable to see him but he could see them.