Sunderland spray painter jailed after blackmailing teenagers on Facebook into carrying out sex acts with relatives

September 4, 2017
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A paedophile who tricked scores of youngsters across the world into sending him nude selfies then blackmailed them into sexually abusing young relatives on camera has been jailed for 16 years.

Remorseless Sunderland spray painter Paul Leighton, who created up to 40 fake Facebook profiles to befriend teenagers in the UK, Canada, the US and Australia, admitted three counts of rape despite being thousands of miles away when the offences happened.

One teenage boy from Florida was tricked into believing he was talking to a girl and then blackmailed into repeatedly raping a toddler relative.

Leighton threatened the teenager that he would post videos of the abuse online if he did not do more.

The boy has since been charged by the US authorities.

Sentencing Leighton to 16 years with a…


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