A Swinton man has been jailed for 10 years and six months after abusing children via a self-made global child sex network.

Benjamin Lancaster, 33, of Charles Street, was jailed for rape, possession of indecent images and arranging/facilitating travel for sexual purposes offences in relation to two victims, who were both under 16 at the time of the offences.

He will also be on the sex offenders’ register for life and is subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

The court heard how Lancaster, who proclaimed himself as “Daddy Dominant Little Girls” (DDLG), would scour the Internet targeting vulnerable young girls across the world, before giving them a list of rules to abide by, including times to go to bed, what they could wear, who they could go out with and which sexual acts they would partake in.

Lancaster continued to then promise the children a better life.

Lancaster’s acts were discovered when a carer of one of the children checked her online usage and discovered indecent images between the two.

He was arrested at home in October 2021.

DC Emma Puckering, of the Salford Connect Team, said: “Lancaster is going to be behind bars, and away from children, for many years to come.

“We would like to commend the strength and bravery of the victims and their support systems, who have supported the prosecution to conclusion.

“We know that the sentencing will never erase what they experienced at the hands of Lancaster, but we hope that it signifies the beginning of the rest of their lives, allowing them to start to heal and come to terms with what’s happened.

“Lancaster’s network was comprehensive and as such, we are asking for anyone who may have been exploited by him to come forward and speak to us on 0161 856 5424.”

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