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10-year-old sent sex tape of his sister by her ex

Gary Whicker
Gary Whicker

A pervert who sent an explicit sex tape to a child has been jailed.

22-year-old Gary Whicker had fallen out with his “on-off” partner after the Liverpool International Music Festival on the 29th of August this year.

The next morning Whicker bombarded his ex with texts, branding her a "slag" and sent her young sibling the graphic clip.

Edmund Haygarth, prosecuting, told the court:

“From about 8am the victim began to receive messages from the defendant calling her a slag. He then threatened to send an intimate video to her younger brother.”

“Around 9am that same morning she received a screen shot to her phone showing that the defendant had in fact sent the video to her brother.

“Her 10-year-old brother had been staying at a friend’s house and phoned his mother to say he had been sent a naughty video by the defendant.”

The boy showed his horrified mum, who immediately identified her daughter.

The victim’s mother said in a statement:

“I hope Gary Whicker understands the damage and stress he has caused my family.

“I knew what kind of person he was but I never thought he would stoop as low as he did.”

Whicker wept as he was jailed for eight months at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday after previously admitting charges of disclosing private sexual images with intent to cause distress.

Alaric Walmsley, defending, said: “He is deeply remorseful for what happened. He understands the harm and pain he has caused. But it was a momentary lapse in this case.”