South Shields man's indecent puctures led to drugs charge
Jetu Miah, 28, posted several messages to the girl’s facebook account before sending the video, South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard.
It was only after the police were called and examined his phone that they found Miah, of Wallington Grove, South Shields, was also involved in the supply of cannabis.
Paul Anderson, prosecuting, told the court: “The messages were reasonably innocuous. He started messaging her when she was 14. The victim simply ignored the communications rather than block them.
“Matters took a more serious turn when Miah contacted her using the facetime video messaging service. The video showed him naked from the waist down, with his genitals clearly exposed.
“The victim ended the call, but Miah reconnected and did the same thing again.”
Mr Anderson said the girl was at college with friends at the time.
He said: “A teacher noticed a group of girls causing a bit of a commotion as they were gathered around the victim’s phone, laughing and carrying on about what they were seeing. The teacher saw it and called the police.”
He added: “When Miah’s phone was examined, officers found messages indicative of cannabis dealing. He said that drugs had ruined his life.”
Miah admitted sending an obscene message via a public communications network, and he admitted being concerned in the supply of class B drugs, between January and May, this year.
Geoffrey Forrester, defending, said: “The girl was 17, there was no physical contact or any attempt to meet her and Mr Miah made no benefit from the drug dealing. He did put buyers in contact with sellers, but took no further part in the transactions.”
Miah was sentenced to a community order of three years, including rehabilitation activity, and a sex offender’s treatment programme.
He was also ordered to pay £250 costs and victim surcharge at £20 a week.