A 20-year-old pedophile who used Facebook to lure over 139 young girls, then sexually abuse them received a ten-year jail sentence on Saturday.
Convicted sexual predator Jake Ormerod (pictured), who lives in Torquay, Devon, U.K., would reportedly not only scour the social networking site but also hung outside school properties to target girls as young as 11.
Ormerod plied his vulnerable victims with alcohol and drugs before he would take them back to his run down, filthy apartment. He would make sure that the girls were intoxicated before proceeding to rape them and according to police records, he never used a condom.
He didn’t act alone; he was involved in a ring of about ten other young men who according to police would oftentimes be seen loitering not only outside school premises but also on the streets.
When the gang members used Facebook to lure their bait, they would arrange to meet the girls at a destination place and again proceeded to get them in a stupefied state so that they could have their way with them.
Back in February of this year when the case broke, 16,000 Devon-area parents at 14 schools were sent warning letters by school officials that provided sketchy facts about the sexual exploitation problem involving the ring of deviants. The letter’s intent was not to alarm but inform the parents about the then child abuse growing problem in the town.
According to police, Ormerod and his gang might have abused upwards of 139 young girls but the figure could be higher, as the investigation is still under way and arrests are still being made. As a result of the sexual abuse, some of the girls have attempted suicide and many have psycological scars that will require intense counseling.