A TEENAGE pervert who had collected the names and phone numbers of more than 1,000 girls has been jailed.
Ryan Chambers, 19, sexually abused four of the girls who he met through social networking website, Facebook.
The former Akerlea Close, Netherfield resident was sentenced to three years and nine months at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday – prompting the father of one of his victims to insist he should be spending more time behind bars.
Chambers’ list of names and numbers all related to girls aged between 12 and 15 years old, and had been collected through a variety of profiles he set up on Facebook.
He was found guilty of eight counts of sexual activity with a child following a two-and-a-half week trial at Amersham Crown Court, which concluded in March. He admitted four counts of possessing indecent images of children.
In an exclusive interview with this newspaper the father of one victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: “I’m pleased he has been sent to prison, but I would have liked to have seen him get more. I guess we should be thankful.”
Thames Valley Police were first contacted by the mother of a 14-year-old girl in June 2011, who was concerned her daughter was being groomed over the Internet. Officers went to Chambers’ home on June 10 and arrested him on suspicion of sexual assault on a child.
During a search officers found lists featuring more than 1,000 girls’ names and mobile phone numbers. He was released on bail with the conditions not to contact any girl under the age of 16. On June 30, police received a report of a missing 14-year-old girl and as part of the investigation went to Chambers’ home where they found the girl, although she was not one of the four victims in this case.
Chambers was arrested and a search of his property found more lists of names and four mobile phones, which were seized and analysed by Thames Valley Police’s High Tech Crime Unit.
He was found to have had ‘prolific’ contact with girls and had set up 11 profiles on Facebook under variations of his name, including ‘Ryan Onit’ and ‘Ryan missesyou’, as well as one alias.
He was also found to be in possession of four indecent images of children, which were rated at Level four out of five – the second most serious level.
Chambers was charged on June 30 with offences of sexual activity with a child and remanded in custody.
The subsequent police investigation involved contacting more than 1,000 young girls from the Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire area. Letters were sent out to more than 800 parents as a result of the inquiry to establish whether their children had been in contact with Chambers.
> Turn to page 4 for our full interview with the father of one of the victims and reaction from Milton Keynes Police