As part of their virtual courtship, Stuart — who claimed to be 24 — lavished her with compliments and asked her to send increasingly provocative photos of herself. Becky says: ‘We’d been chatting for a few months and sent sexual messages to each other a few times so, although it seems so stupid now, real sex seemed like the obvious next step.
But my first thought when I saw him was: “Oh God, he looks nothing like his picture.” He wasn’t attractive and looked more like 40.
Police warned that such incidents were a growing national problem.
Indeed, a recent study by the University of Plymouth found that there is a generation of young women whose attitude to sex is being corrupted through new technology.
A natural and important part of growing up is taking risks.
Despite her young age, she has slept with five men ranging in age from 18 to 31, and had cybersex with many more.But, still, we went straight to the hotel and had sex.I recall feeling nervous, but it was over quickly.‘Afterwards, he paid for the room and we said goodbye at the station. I cried on the train going home, because I felt so disgusted with myself.To add to concerns, mobile ‘dating apps’ are being created which allow people to locate strangers in a specific geographical area for ‘hook-ups’.The University of Plymouth study was published just days after an inquest earlier this year heard that bullied teenager Simone Grice, 15, of Illogan, Cornwall, killed herself by leaping off a motorway viaduct after trying to bolster her self-esteem by meeting older men online.