Man jailed after attempting sexual encounter with child

Mugshot of Kurt Anderssen
Kurt Anderssen was also found guilty of two counts of making an indecent image of a child [Wiltshire Police]

A 58-year-old man has been jailed after attempting to meet at seven-year-old girl for sexual activity.

Kurt Anderssen, from Amesbury, Wiltshire, has been imprisoned for six years and eight months after being found guilty for multiple crimes.

A jury sitting at Winchester Crown Court found Anderssen guilty of three counts of arranging/ facilitating the commission of a child sex offence, encouraging/ inciting the distribution of indecent images of a child and two counts of making an indecent image of a child.

Anderssen engaged in a conversation on social media with a person, who he offered to pay so he could meet their seven-year-old daughter for sexual activity, the court was told.

A meeting date was agreed but was cancelled by Anderssen, who said that he was not sure if the arrangement was genuine.

Anderssen was arrested by Wiltshire Police officers on Thursday 9 December 2021 at his home address.

Several electronic devices were seized and evidence was found of browsing terms for child sexual abuse material and downloaded files with child abuse titles.

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