British woman sent naked selfies to five teens after grooming them on social media
A WOMAN paedophile who sent naked selfies to five teenage boys in the UK before going on to have sex with one of them has been jailed for two years.
Twisted Gail Wright, 44, sent explicit images of herself to the youngsters after getting in touch with them on Facebook.
Nottingham Crown Court heard she met the boys, while they were aged 14 and 15, in 2015 and struck up a relationship with them.
She befriended the first teen who said he felt he could “talk to her about things” but it escalated into sending naked snaps of herself and making sexually explicit comments.
A court heard the victim used a friend’s phone to talk to her one day and didn’t log out of Facebook.
When his friend came across the messages, he made contact with Wright and she also sent nude photos and videos containing sexual acts.
She also bought one of the lads Nike Air trainers and clothes for his 16th birthday - after she had begun a sexual relationship with him.
Wright was only rumbled when the dad of one of the boys saw the pictures on his phone and reported the matter to police.
Officers searched Wright’s home and found 42 images on her iPad, which she had sent to the youths and she was arrested.
She pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child under 16, four counts of causing a child to look at an image of sexual activity and two counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child at a previous hearing.
Wright, of Shireoaks, Notts., was jailed for two years and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.
After the case, Detective Inspector Pete Quinn, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was an unusual case in that the perpetrator was a woman.
“But this goes to show that although the overwhelming majority of sexual exploitation cases brought to the attention of police are perpetrated by men against girls, we cannot be complacent about the fact that it can happen to anyone, anywhere.
“The teenagers in this case have shown courage and maturity in disclosing what happened and I hope that the sentence handed down today will help them and their families move on from a very distressing time.”