Wilson is said to have targeted 500 boys who pretend to be young girls and induce them to send him indecent pictures

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An “extremely dangerous” pedophile was sentenced to 25 years in prison for posing as a girl online to trick boys into sending him naughty pictures of themselves and other children

Judge Rupert Overbury said to him: “You pose a significant risk to the public, especially children

“You are an extremely dangerous person with a perverse and sadistic interest in boys. You can be described as a serial pedophile”

He added, “They have carried out a lengthy and deliberate campaign of sadistic and manipulative abuse of boys on social media

The devastating effects of his online abuse of hundreds of boys have been presented to the judge earlier

Wilson’s victims and their mothers read out impact assessments that describe shattered lives, ruined relationships, self-harm, and thoughts of suicide

Wilson, a 36-year-old roofer from King’s Lynn, is said to have targeted 500 boys between the ages of four and 14 who pretend to be young girls and trick them into giving him naughty pictures of themselves and their siblings on Facebook to send

When they resisted, he blackmailed them by threatening to share the pictures with their friends, and in at least two cases he did just that

A boy, a soccer player Wilson coached from age nine, read a statement to his perpetrator, who was sitting on a video link in a room in Norwich prison

As a teenager, the victim said, “Do you remember me? I was the little boy who used to play forward I was nine, I was the top scorer I was the kid you took advantage of, who molested you, blackmailed you Feeling suicidal The child whose childhood you stole

“Childhood is supposed to be about having fun, but since then there has been a part of me that is dark, depressed and angry. I was there to have fun without worries, you stole that from me

“I had problems in school, I was confident of speaking to new people, but my social skills went downhill before I blamed myself but now I look back on me like a little brother, you made me suffer

“I want you to know that I was one of the victims you put in prison. When I say it on behalf of the little boy you molested, I can now see who you really are From now on, the world will know that you, David Wilson, were a pathetic pedophile “

Another young victim’s mother burst into tears several times when she shared the effects of Wilson’s abuse of her son

She dabbed her eyes and said to the judge: “I did not protect my child from the monster that was chasing him. I could not protect him”

Another mother described watching her 15-year-old son arrested and removed from her home for indecent pictures exchanged with Wilson

Wilson admitted 96 charges involving 52 victims, but National Crime Agency investigators believe he molested up to 500 victims and may have persecuted 5 over several years000 boys

They criticized Facebook’s plans to encrypt its platform to deter hackers, saying it would make it much more difficult to detect abusers like Wilson

After the conviction, Home Secretary Priti Patel said, “The NCA’s relentless efforts have put a truly terrible criminal behind bars who does justice to those who suffer and protects hundreds of potential victims

“This disgusting case is a chilling reminder of the importance of technology companies doing their part in combating child sexual abuse

“It’s important that Facebook doesn’t move forward without changing its current end-to-end encryption plans Otherwise, sick criminals like David Wilson could continue to abuse children with impunity “

His attorney Michael Clare said: “He fully accepts his responsibilities and although he has read up on his own sexual abuse in childhood, he does not hold it responsible for his own behavior

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