Predator Tradition, 31, asks a 12-year-old girl to send him nude photos for his birthday just three months after the birth of his first child – but he won’t spend a day in prison
- A trader who asked a 12-year-old girl for nude photos avoided the prison sentence
- Jamie Robert Lanskey, asked for the photos as a birthday gift on Facebook
- The 31-year-old had celebrated the birth of his first child three months earlier
A merchant from Queensland who asked a pre-teen girl for nude photos as a birthday present had only celebrated the birth of his first child three months earlier.
Jamie Robert Lanskey, 31, avoided jail for taking care of a 12-year-old girl online, despite his interactions described at Cairns District Court as “sexual and disgusting.”
The apprentice electrician found his victim on Facebook Messenger, where he lied about his age trying to take nude photos, The Cairns Post reported.
The apprentice electrician originally tracked down his victim on Facebook Messenger, where he lied about his age trying to take naked photos and engage in sexually explicit conversations (stock image)
Lanskey told his victim that he was 21 years old when they started talking in March 2018.
Within three days after the interview, the parents of the victim discovered the messages and reported the incident to the police.
The police then set a trap to catch Lanskey, with an officer posing as a 14-year-old girl and engaging in sexual intercourse.
But it was almost a year before charges could be imposed when officers tried to find out if other children had been targeted.
Lanskey was facing Cairns District Court this week, where he was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment.
Sickening details emerged during the trial.
Crown prosecutor Jodie Crane told the court that Lanskey asked the girl why he “didn’t get my gift” when she refused to send him naked photos.
Lanskey then asked the undercover police officer for naked photos.
A trader from Queensland avoided jail time after trying to care for a 12-year-old girl with Facebook Messenger (stock image)
When the police transmitted two images, including a photo of a child with their underwear partially pulled down, the new father made sexually explicit comments about the image.
Lanksey was charged with two counts of taking care of a child under the age of 16.
His defense argued against the prison sentence and said that Lanskey had already undergone advice and rehabilitation on the incident.
Judge Brian Devereaux said it was clear that Lanskey was “ashamed and repentant” for his actions.