08:10AM, Saturday 28 January 2012
A sexual fantasist who made more than 600 calls to charities falsely saying he abused a young girl has been jailed for two and a half years.
Martin Crowe, of the Manor Lodge Probation Hostel in Straight Road, Old Windsor, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court yesterday.
The court heard how he called Lifeline, Childline, The Samaritans, Parentline, the NSPCC, the Domestic Violence Helpline and others between January 1 and March 7 last year.
Crowe had falsely told counsellors on the phone he had enticed or kidnapped a nine-year-old girl called Amber and taped her mouth up, while performing a sexual act on himself.
The court heard how Crowe had also told some counsellors from his pay-as-you-go mobile phone at the hostel, that he had sexual feelings towards children.
The 49-year-old was on licence from prison at the time he called the voluntary organisations after serving time for similar offences in 2009/10.
Crowe was also put behind bars for 18 months in 1996 for indecent assault on a girl under the age of 16.
Crowe pleaded guilty to one count of causing a public nuisance by contacting various voluntary organisations by phone stating he had abused or was abusing a young girl on January 4.
He also admitted breaching an anti-social behaviour order made on April 24, 2009, for contacting a child agency or charity when prohibited to.
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