Beaworthy web cam paedophile jailed
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Mark Noyes given five years after being convicted of grooming young American girls online.
A Beaworthy man who persuaded young girls in the US to perform sex acts on web cams has been jailed for five years.
Mark Noyes, 46, was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on Wednesday after being convicted for inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and making or possessing indecent images.
The court heard Noyes had accessed a social networking site to befriend and groom two American girls, who were then 12-years-old.
Police tracked him down after the family of a victim raised the alarm.
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Detective Constable Glenn Boniface of Devon and Cornwall Police said the force had worked with American law enforcement agencies over a two year period and that wherever victims were in the world, offenders would be brought to justice.
“Mark Noyes was a manipulator who persuaded young girls to carry out acts for his own sexual gratification,” he said.
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“The extent of his grooming can be seen by the fact that, throughout their contact with Noyes and indeed after his arrest, both of these girls truly believed that they were in a loving relationship with him.
“We would particularly like to thank Lieutenant Broussard from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and officers from the Devon Child Exploitation Team who led the enquiry.”