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Peckham Sex Offender May Have Sentence Reviewed

Wednesday 14th May 2014

A convicted sex offender from Peckham,who admitted grooming young girls, may have his punishment reviewed by the Court of Appeal.Timothy StoreyTimothy Storey. Photo: PA 

34-year-old Timothy Storey, described as 'every parent's worst nightmare', was sentenced to a 36-month sex offenders programme, rather than prison, after he posed as an 18-year-old online.

He sent hundreds of messages teenage girls on Facebook asking them for explicit pictures, and used Skype to encourage them to take their clothes off.

However, Enfield Southgate MP David Burrowes has called the sentence 'woefully inadequate' and says he is referring the case to the Attorney General Dominic Grieve.

"This sentence is out of touch with the reality of the increasing danger and threat which is actually online" Burrowes said. 

Storey pleaded guilty to eight counts of inciting children to engage in sexual activity by showing intimate parts of their bodies on social media.

Examination of a laptop seized at his home showed more than 3,000 pages of Skype chat, identifying further victims.

A spokesman for the Attorney General's office said: "The Attorney General looks at these cases to consider whether they are unduly lenient. If he considers that they are, then he will send it to the Court of Appeal to look at the sentence."