A Kettering man has been sentenced for inciting a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity.
49 year old Stephen McFarlane has been given a three year community order and faces a lifetime on the sex offenders’ register.
A five year Sexual Harm Prevention Order was also granted.
The case follows an investigation by officers from the RISE (Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation) team.
Anybody with any concerns that a child may be at risk of child sexual exploitation should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or the Child Safeguarding Team on 0300 126 1000.