Police officer jailed for trying to groom girl, 13, with ‘highly sexual’ texts

Met officer Mark Collins sent ‘highly sexual’ messages to someone he believed was a 13-year-old girl for almost a month (Picture: PA) A Met Police officer who tried to send ‘highly sexualised’ messages to a 13-year-old girl has been jailed after he was caught in an undercover sting.

Mark Collins, who once worked in child abuse investigations, texted a fake profile set up to trap abusers.

The 56-year-old messaged the ‘young girl’: ‘Hello you look like a lovely lady we should chat sometime’.

Then, for almost a month, he exchanged ‘highly sexual’ messages with someone he thought was a child between November 4 and November 25 in 2019.

He sent the ‘teenager’ photos of his penis, tried to convince her to engage in penetration and told her to delete their messages.

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