A serial sexual predator who used Snapchat to prey on greater than 100 kids was jailed by a Finnish court docket on Thursday.
A lot of the 120 underage ladies who introduced fees towards Jesse Erkkonen have been aged between 12 and 16.
The court docket in Pirkanmaa in southern Finland heard the 27-year-old used the social media platform to method younger ladies, asking them for bare photographs and sexual movies.
It sentenced Jesse Erkkonen to 10 years and a half years in jail for 20 counts of aggravated little one sexual abuse, 59 counts of kid sexual abuse, in addition to different fees together with blackmail, threats and cannabis-related offences. Erkkonen confronted 190 fees in all.
A lot of the victims have been from the city of Valkeakoski and surrounding areas.
Erkkonen persuaded a few of his victims to satisfy up and interact in sexual exercise, promising them cash, alcohol, tobacco or hashish after which threatened to unfold his victims’ footage.
In a single case, Erkkonen requested an 11-year-old woman to movie her seven-year-old sister and her good friend whereas they have been bare within the bathe.
“A few of the plaintiffs instructed that Erkkonen had requested their age and as soon as they mentioned they have been beneath the age of consent, Erkkonen had mentioned that it didn’t trouble him,” the court docket ruling mentioned.
Erkkonen denied a lot of the fees, saying he couldn’t bear in mind.
The circumstances got here to mild in 2021 when 10 of the victims instructed their college counsellor about what had occurred.
Erkkonen has been in custody since 2021.
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