Australian BMX rider jailed for forcing girl into online sex acts


An Australian man will spend the next 12 years in prison after he befriended girls online and asking them to perform sex acts.

Fabian Meharry, 28, got girls to send him intimate photos before he would tell them he would release them unless they performed more sex acts while he was watching online.

According to ABC News, Meharry groomed at least 22 girls aged between 11 and 17-years-old over a span of nine years.

Sentencing judge Liz Gaynor described the incidents as a "reign of trauma" for the girls.

"These were young girls, many of them barely adolescent, many of them sexually inexperienced," she said.

"You continued to make demands of them in the face of their evident distress.

"The demands you made were delivered in the most callous and overbearing and bullying manner. You appeared to relish the power you had over them."

Authorities raided Meharry's home in 2015 where they found material relating to his offending. He wasn't charged but remained under police investigation. 

Later that year he was arrested again after his offending continued.