Lincolnshire

Former primary school head David Warbrick jailed for child sex offences

David Warbrick Image copyright Derbyshire Police
Image caption David Warbrick used social media to contact his two victims

A former primary school headteacher has been jailed for contacting girls on Facebook and asking them to strip.

David Warbrick, 51, invited the two 11-year-olds, from Derbyshire, to have a webcam chat with him before asking them to take their clothes off, police said.

He was charged with two counts of inciting a female under the age of 13 to engage in a sexual act.

Warbrick, of Bishop Norton Road, Glentham, Lincolnshire, was sentenced to 28 months in prison.

He was suspended as head of Gomersal Primary School in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, after his arrest in 2015.

The offences had no connection with Warbrick's former school, Kirklees Council previously said.

'Remove their clothes'

Det Con Russell Slater, of Derbyshire Police, said: "Reports to police were made in 2013 when Warbrick contacted two 11-year-olds via Facebook.

"He chatted with the girls and built a conversation with them before asking them to chat with him via a web cam. The conversation led to him asking them to remove their clothes.

"It is essential to ensure you are safe when using social media. I would like to remind young people that the age restriction for creating a profile on Facebook is 13-years-old."

Warbrick pleaded guilty to the offences in May and was sentenced at Derby Crown Court.

He also received a 10-year sexual harm prevention order was placed on the sex offenders register for the same term.

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