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Birmingham man accused of grooming 22 girls

A man has appeared in court accused of grooming 22 girls in the UK via the internet.

Paul Anthony Wilson, 20, from Birmingham, appeared before the city's magistrates to face 43 charges.

Charges include 19 counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and 19 charges of making indecent images.

He was also charged with making a child look at indecent images, distributing images and one charge of making 755 indecent child photos.

Mr Wilson was remanded in custody and is next due to appear before Birmingham magistrates on 15 April.

The case relates to internet grooming and involves 22 girls from across the UK aged between 12 and 15, the court heard.

The alleged offences took place between 9 May, 2008 and 5 January, 2011.

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