A ‘perverted’ 19-year-old child sex offender from Bridlington has been jailed for 6 years after he pleaded guilty to nine offences.

Jack Walker, of Fort Terrace, Bridlington, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two common assaults. 

He was given the sentence at Hull Crown Court on Friday, 3 April.

Detective Sergeant Stu Fox from the Local Protecting Vulnerable People team said: “Walker is a perverted man who sought out vulnerable young people before grooming and abusing them for his own perverse gratification.

“Walker showed no regard for his victims, snatching both their innocence and their childhood from them. Not only did he ply them with drugs, but he also tried to control their lives, offering monetary rewards for their silence.

“Thankfully, he is now behind bars, where he can no longer continue his vile and heinous crimes.

“I want to take this opportunity to praise the victims, who have all shown great bravery in speaking out about their ordeal. It is because of their courage, throughout both the investigative and judicial proceedings, that Walker is now locked up and unable to target other young people.

“I hope that this sentence sends a clear messages to any other victims of sexual abuse that we will listen and support you and we will investigate thoroughly, doing everything we can to bring offenders before the courts.”

If you are a victim of crime, or have concerns that someone you know is, please call the police on their non-emergency 101 line or 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively you can report information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.