A convicted sexual predator, Jay Creed, used the internet to get in touch with more children. For months he communicated with an unnamed 11-year-old boy after interacting with him on the game "Fortnite."

He gave the child rewards in the form of cryptocurrency that he could use in the game. In exchange he made the child perform sexual acts. Truro Crown Court found him guilty of child sexual abuse charges and sentenced him to prison.

Between August and October of 2020 Creed managed to get in touch with the young boy. The resident of Porthcurno, Cornwall in the United Kingdom asked his victim to share a video of himself naked. In exchange, he offered the child cryptocurrency that can be used on "Fortnite."

From the first interaction, the pedophile began grooming the child. He used to regularly ask the child to send him inappropriate videos. He taught the boy how to masturbate and asked him to share videos of him masturbating. BBC reported that the child was coerced into sending at least 20 videos of him performing sexual acts to the accused.

While continuing to reward the boy, Creed groomed him to remain quiet about the interactions. He asked the child to delete conversations that they had. He even made the child call him “daddy” or “sugar daddy”. The abuse continued till the child’s mother came across his chat with the pedophile.

When the police arrived at the sex offender’s home to arrest him, he reportedly smashed a storage device and a motherboard. The Cornwall Live reported that the police still found 10 indecent images of children in Creed’s possession as well as evidence of communication with other children.

The 54-year-old gamer had a substantial following on YouTube for his video game-related content. A large share of his audience were young children. The pedophile uses his channel and video game chats to get in touch with more children.

Court noted that Creed had previous sexual offense convictions. He pleaded guilty to two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and making indecent images of children. He has to serve an extended prison sentence of eight years in custody and a further four years on license. His release from prison depends on the ruling of the Parole Board. The convicted man is already on the sex offender’s register for life.

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