Man accused of attempting to get girl to send topless image

Court news.
Court news.

A man employed by a Boston bus company has appeared in court over allegations he tried to get an underage girl to send topless pictures to him.

Jason Broome, 42, of Sunningdale Drive, Boston, appeared at the town’s magistrates court last Wednesday, charged with attempting to cause or incite a girl aged 13-15 to engage in sexual activity.

Prosecutor Marie Stace told the court the allegation was that he attempted to cause a 13-year-old, not reasonably believing she was aged 16 or over, to engage in sexual activity by asking her to send topless images of herself via a mobile phone.

The offence is alleged to have taken place on April 24, 2010.

Broome, who was represented by Carrie Simson, of CCW Solicitors in Spalding, entered no plea at the hearing.

The case was sent to Lincoln Crown Court and is due to be heard on Wednesday, January 28, at 10am.

Broome was given conditional bail by the court.

His conditions set out that he may attend Brylaine bus company and ‘drive liveried buses for the purpose of his employment’ providing the bus has a working CCTV system.

He must also not have unsupervised access with any person under the age of 16, except in the above condition.

Following the court hearing on Wednesday a spokesman for Brylaine Travel told The Standard Broome had been ‘realigned’ within the company and was not working on buses while the case was ongoing.