man who used images of a US pop star to help him groom girls over the internet has been jailed.
Ian Sluggett, 40, pretended to be a 16-year-old boy when he made friends with girls aged between 13 and 16 on Facebook.
He downloaded images of singer Austin Mahone and used them instead of profile photos of himself.
Sluggett, of Whetstone, Leicestershire, was jailed for 10 years after pleading guilty to 23 sex offences.
Det Insp Richard Hiom said: "Young people need to understand that there are people who will lie on social media sites to satisfy their own sexual needs.
"Our advice is to only have friends on social media sites that you actually have previously met and know."
Seventeen-year-old Mahone, who has almost five million Twitter followers and has been compared to Justin Bieber, is more popular in the US than in England, where Sluggett's victims lived.Read more at, BBC News