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A serial child abuser who contacted 11,000 minors across the world on social media in attempt to get them to perform sexually acts has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Dean Farrar, 50, from Rochdale, pleaded guilty to a catalogue of sexual abuse crimes, including inciting a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity, causing a child under the age of 13 to watch sexual activity, and possession and distribution of indecent images of children. Police said Farrar had used his iPhone to contact about 11,000 children across the world using the video chat apps Skype, Kik, Oovoo and Yik Yak between 2011 and 2014. Of those he contacted, 308 have been identified, 48 of whom were in the UK. He was charged with 41 offences against 19 girls, including one who was eight years old. The police were also able to identify a further 157 offenders whom Farrar had …

June 27, 2016 11:18 am

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