A British woman who was arrested in the north last year for abusing children in an online porn business, has been sentenced to twelve years and four months in the UK.
Jodie Little, aged 30, was arrested in the north last year after the National Crime Agency notified Turkish Cypriot law enforcement authorities of her actions. Local reports also said the woman was arrested on visa violations, with Turkish Cypriot police charging her with an overstay offence.
Little was mainly accused of committing offences on a website providing adult escort and webcam services, with reports saying she abused a boy and a girl, both aged 13.
'Her crimes are utterly abhorrent and are one of many examples the NCA is seeing of worsening cyber-enabled child sexual offending'
She admitted engaging in sexual activity with the boy, distributing an indecent fake photo of a child, publishing a child rape story, and offering to sell on-demand videos featuring sexual abuse of minors.
Little was also accused of conspiracy to sexually assault a boy under 13 by touching, coaxing the child to engage in sexual activity. She was also accused of sexually assaulting a girl under 13 by touching her inappropriately.
She did not appear to be motivated by personal feelings of pedophilia, as UK officials said Little's motivation was financial.
“But her crimes are utterly abhorrent and are one of many examples the NCA is seeing of worsening cyber-enabled child sexual offending,” an official statement said.
Out of a total of nine offences, Little was convicted on eight counts using Section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which is legislation allowing for British nationals to be prosecuted in the UK for offences committed overseas.
“Distance is no barrier to us,” NCA said.