A loner who encouraged young girls to send him explicit photographs of themselves has been sent to custody.
Jack Bole initially contacted the two 12-year-olds over Facebook making flattering comments about them.
Phil Howes, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court on March 9 that Bole, who was a teenager himself at the time, went on to suggest that the girls should take explicit photographs of themselves and send them to him.
One of the girls followed his instructions and sent six photographs of herself to Bole.
Bole was arrested after the girls’ parents contacted police when they learned of their daughters’ contact with him.
Bole, now aged 20, of Oakwood Avenue, Lincoln, admitted two charges of inciting child pornography in June and July 2013. He also admitted possession of six indecent images of a child.
He was sent to a young offenders’ institution for 12 months and placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.
Recorder Stuart Sprawson, passing sentence, told him: “These young girls have had nightmares. They worry about you having further contact with them.
“You are responsible for that. You cannot get away from the fact that they bear these difficulties because of your activities.”
Sunil Khanna, defending, described Bole as a loner who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome.
“At the time of these offences he was only 17. He had a terrible stutter and no friends whatsoever either inside or outside of school.
“He led a very isolated existence. The computer was his friend. He could be anybody he wanted to on the computer.
“He deeply regrets it. Once he was arrested and spoken to her realised what he was doing was wrong.”