Dangerous child sex predator Jake Wright jailed nine years in London
Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
A predatory offender Jake Wright, who sexually exploited three teenage girls aged under 18 he met on social media has been jailed for nine years.
He was jailed after Met detectives linked him to crimes in London and the West Midlands.
Wright, 29, of Dells Close, Chingford was sentenced to nine years imprisonment with four years extended licence at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, 25 January.
Detective Constable Samantha Thompson of the Met’s Specialist Crime Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Unit, commended the victims in this harrowing case, who had been truly traumatised by Wright.
Thompson said the memory of these horrific crimes would remain with them and their families for the rest of their lives, hoping this sentencing would bring them some peace.
She said the police would continue to do everything they could to ensure sexual predators who made the streets unsafe for women and girls were brought to justice.
“If you have been a victim of a sexual offence, we would urge you to speak to police so that you can get the support you deserve,” she stated.
In September 2022 Met officers were contacted by the family of a teenage girl from London.
The team established that in May 2022 she had been contacted on social media by Wright who had offered to send her £12,000 if she sent sexual photographs of herself.
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Wright went on to offer more money if further pictures were sent which included images of the teenager’s friend.
Over a period of time, he went onto demand more photos from the pair and when they refused, Wright threatened them by sending photos of himself holding a firearm and by making video calls.
Wright also pressured the girls by threatening to send their explicit photos to their family and friends – which he subsequently did.
Detectives launched an investigation and following enquires they linked a similar report which was made to West Midlands Police in March 2022, where Wright had sexually exploited and threatened another teenage girl.
According to the Met Police, the court heard how Wright threatened to kill his victim and sent her images of himself with firearms and bullets and told her she had the following options – to come to London and have intercourse with him, kill herself, or have the images distributed to her family and friends.
Detectives established Wright’s social media accounts were used to make contact with all the teenage girls and images of the victims were found on his phone.
On 18 May 2023 at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Wright pleaded guilty to causing sexual exploitation of a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, paying for sexual services of a child and making indecent photographs of a child. On 21 September 2023 he pleaded guilty to threats to kill.