LINCOLNSHIRE: Craig Lewis, 54, of Cranwell Village, Lincolnshire, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday morning (Thursday 14 December) after being found guilty of child grooming, sexual assault and causing a child to watch a sex act.
An investigation was launched into Lewis in December 2016 after an anonymous referral made to the NSPCC was reported to police.
Officers charged Lewis with meeting a child following sexual grooming and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, after an investigation revealed he had used online social media apps to form a relationship with and arranged to meet one of the victims on a number of different occasions. During these meetings, Lewis encourage the victim to take and share photos and videos of herself online.
Through this investigation and a review of his mobile phone activity, officers identified two further victims and with assistance from both Lincolnshire and Oxfordshire police Lewis was charged with the remaining offences.