Paedo YouTuber used Fortnite rewards to groom boy, 11, into sending him videos

A revolting paedophile groomed an eleven-year-old with Fortnite rewards in exchange for sexual videos.

Jay Creed, 54, had already been convicted for sexual offences against children when he used his YouTube account to contact children, CornwallLive reports.

After just ten minutes of talking to an eleven-year-old boy over Fortnite, the paedo gamer had his victim send him a naked video of himself.

Making it a regular thing, Creed told the youngster how to masturbate and got him to send videos of him doing so, until the boy's mum saw the sickening messages on his phone.

Creed, of Porthcurno near Penzance, Cornwall was sentenced at Truro Crown Court from HMP Exeter having pleaded guilty to two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and making indecent images of children.

Prosecuting the case, Felicity Payne described how the offences occurred between August and October 2020 and how the victim was aged just 11.

Miss Payne said the victim was an avid gamer using both a PC and PlayStation, as well as associated chat platforms.

Creed, also a gamer, had an online space where he’d invite people and also a YouTube account on which he’d stream gaming and give out rewards and access codes to his followers, many of whom were children.

Creed, who "rewarded" the boy with financial gaming payments, also told him he wanted to perform oral sex and intercourse on him, and that he’d “done it with other boys before”.

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Such was the level of grooming carried out by Creed, he got the victim to call him daddy or sugar daddy, tell him he loved him and ordered that he deleted all the chats between them.

Creed was eventually caught when the victim’s mother scrolled through his phone while he was at school.

When police went to arrest Creed, he was seen running between rooms and smashing a storage device and mother board.

Police were however able to see that Creed had 10 indecent images of children and further communications with other children.

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In a victim impact statement, the victim’s mother said Creed had taken away her son’s naivety, youth and innocence and that as a result he has been left scared to socialise.

At football practice he now separates himself and keeps his head down, whereas before he would always involve himself.

The court then heard about Creed’s previous offending against children, for which he had previously been sentenced to long periods behind bars.

At the time of the most recent offences Creed was on the sex offenders’ register for life.

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Representing Creed, Jason Beal pointed out that he’d been offence free for 13 years since his last release from prison and that he was the primary carer for his mum who is unwell.

Creed was also said to be keen to undertake a course to address his offending.

Sentencing Creed, Judge Simon Carr said: “The victim was just 11, at the time you were 53.

“You gained access to him through online gaming sites and used this access to groom him and encourage him to engage in sexual acts such as masturbation, giving him crypto currency and links as a reward.

“You told him to delete his internet history and referred to yourself as daddy or sugar daddy.

“You failed to give police prompt access to your address giving you time to destroy a hard drive.

“The victim’s mum speaks movingly of a loss of friendship and confidence as a result of what you did. It’s clear courses undertaken in prison previously were unsuccessful and that you pose a significant risk to harm to children.”

Given Creed’s dangerousness he was given an extended prison sentence of eight years in custody and a further four years on licence. He will only be released from prison once the Parole Board deem it safe to do so.

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