Police are investigating after a 17-year-old local girl was approached by a man and shown indecent images.
The incident was reported yesterday (Monday) at about 3.50pm and is said to have happened between the children’s play area and the Jolly Scotchman on Lincoln Road, Sleaford.
The girl is said to have been walking home from school when the man stopped her and showed several indecent photos. It has also been reported back to her school.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We have been reviewing CCTV and we have visited the victim and family.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident 279 of May 15.
○ A Sleaford family have reported an incident on Saturday where their 10-year-old daughter was sent a picture of a penis via social media.
The child is said to have been communicating with an alleged 14-year-old boy on Snapchat when his conversation became sexual and sent her the image leaving her in an upset and distressed state.
The matter has been reported to police who have taken the device for further investigations.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said they could not say anything further in relation to the incident. Anyone with information should contact them on 101 quoting incident 35 of May 14.
The spokesman did offer the following internet safety advice:
“Children are more vulnerable to the dangers that the internet pose. It is easy for them to see content that is inappropriate for them such as sexually explicit content, drug abuse or violence.
“The NSPCC provides some excellent information and advice on keeping children safe online. Talking to children is one of the best ways to keep them safe by making them aware of the risk.
“Here are their top tips:
○ Have the conversation early and often
○ Explore online together
○ Know who your child is talking to online
○ Set rules and agree boundaries
○ Make sure that content is age-appropriate
○ Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content
○ Check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools
Go to the NSPCC website for more information where you can also find a parents’ guide to being Share Aware.”