A FORMER teaching assistant from Wrexham offered to pay a 13-year-old girl if she sent him naked pictures, a court heard.

Ryan Davies was already serving a community sentence when he sent his victim videos of him carrying out a sex act as well as pictures of his genitals via Snapchat.

Last November he was in front of the courts for sending a 14-year-old girl a similar picture.

This time he told his victim he would pay her £30 for each naked picture she sent him.

Judge Niclas Parry imposed a 20-month custodial sentence on Davies which he will serve in a young offenders’ institution and told him: “You were given a chance by this court. But within four months you were targeting another young girl. You knew her age and this was more serious as it involved numerous messages and included grooming to gain her trust.

“You sought further gratification by offering her money to send images of herself and you caused her considerable stress.”

Mold Crown Court heard Davies used Snapchat to contact his victim initially complementing her, calling her “fit” and “gorgeous” before sending a picture of his genitals with a winking emjoi.

“She told him she was 13 and he was 18, but he had lied about his age as he was 19 at the time,” said prosecuting barrister Mark Connor.

Davies sent the girl more pictures and told her he would have sex with her.

“He sent multiple videos of him and asked her to trade images with him,” added the prosecutor.

“He offered to pay £30 for each naked picture she sent. She told him she wasn’t a prostitute.”

When Davies’ offences came to light in March this year his victim told police he had sent her four videos of him carrying out a sex act and eight or nine of his genitals.

Davies was “distraught” when he was confronted by the girl’s mother and said “he could not be in trouble again”.

He claimed it was “all a joke” and he had sent the videos by mistake.

He told police that the girl had sent him a naked picture before he sent those of himself and he said he thought she was over 16.

Davies, 20, of Borras Road, Wrexham, admitted two counts of causing a child to watch a sexual act between February 22 and March 27 this year. He also admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity in March this year.

Last November while he was working as an apprentice teaching assistant at a school in the Wrexham area, Davies was convicted of causing a child to watch a sex act for which he received a two-year community sentence with 60 days rehabilitation.

Defence barrister Sukdev Garcha said the defendant’s level of immaturity “came out screaming” from the pre-sentence report and it was said he appeared more like a 14 or 15-year-old.

“He was given a chance last November, but it seems this came too soon after the first offending as not much (rehabilitation) work has been done. He has a problem that needs resolving to protect the wider public and that could be achieved by the continuation of the previous order rather than a custodial sentence,” said Mr Garcha.

But Judge Parry disagreed and noted that probation reports had highlighted concerns Davies was still having contact with young girls.

“I’ve read moving letters from people who know you well and they tell of another side to your character. But I’ve read the content of two progress reports and there is real concern that you have contact with young females. There is an element of you misleading the professionals,” said the judge.

Davies has now been placed under a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years, which includes no unsupervised contact with under-16s and he will stay on the sex offenders’ register for a similar time period.