A man has been sentenced to a prison term of over two years after he utilized the internet and social media platforms in an attempt to engage in sexual communication with minors. Sebastian Kacper Wojcik mistakenly believed he was communicating with girls under the age of 16 when he committed these offences earlier this year.
Unbeknownst to Wojcik, he was actually communicating with officers from the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Organised Crime Unit (YH ROCU). The offences, which occurred between 20th January and 6th February, led to his conviction on several charges. These included attempted sexual communication with a child, arranging or facilitating a child sex offence, as well as the possession and distribution of indecent images of children.
Wojcik appeared before the Northampton Crown Court for sentencing on Friday (7/7) and was handed a total prison term of 25 months. Additionally, he was required to sign the Sex Offenders Register for a period of 10 years and was issued a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order. Notably, this case involved a collaborative investigation between the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Organised Crime Unit and the Northamptonshire Police.
Following the sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector Al Burns of the YH ROCU expressed his satisfaction, stating, “Wojcik attempted to contact children in pursuit of his own sexual gratification. But he didn’t realise he was 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.”
PC Holly Morgan, the lead investigator from the Northants Police, commented, “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.”