A 30-year-old man has been sent to prison after pleading guilty to child sex offences.
Sebastian Wojcik, previously of Gold Street, Northampton, was chatting to several people online who he believed were children but were actually police officers.
His offending came to light in April of this year when he believed he was talking to the father of a child he could potentially abuse.
But after agreeing to meet the pair in Northampton town centre and not turning up at the agreed time, police officers went to his home address instead – arresting him and seizing a number of phones which they would go on to examine and find to contain a number of indecent images and videos.
Wojcik was charged with four counts of engaging in sexual communication with who he believed to be children, one count of making indecent photographs of children and two counts of distributing indecent photographs of children.
At Northampton Crown Court on May 24, 2023, he pleaded guilty to the offences, returning to the same court last week (July 7) where he was handed two years and one month in prison.
Lead Investigator – PC Holly Morgan said: “Some of the content on Sebastian Wojcik’s phones dated back more than ten years which demonstrates a serious and sustained sexual interest in children.
“I’m really pleased therefore that we were able to catch him attempting to talk to children and to put him behind bars as a result.
“Protecting our children in this county is a priority for Northamptonshire and we hope results like this demonstrate our determination to bring predators like Wojcik to justice.”
This was a joint investigation with Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Organised Crime Unit (YH ROCU).
Speaking after the sentencing, Det Chief Inspector Al Burns of the YH ROCU said: “Wojcik attempted to contact children in pursuit of his own sexual gratification. But he didn’t realise he was actually engaging with our officers.
“I’m pleased that the court has handed down a sentence that reflects the seriousness of his offending.
“The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit is determined to bring predators like Wojcik to justice.”