Akbar Hamid, 24, of Monica Road, Small Heath posted explicit images of a young child on his Instagram account.

He used Facebook to contact the child when he was 20 years old and she was 14 years old, forming a illegal relationship.

Hamid later became intimidating, ending up at her work place and even showing up at her home to threaten her parents when she tried to break contact with him.

Later the girl discovered through her mates that their were explicit sexual images of her on Hamid’s Instagram account that she was pressured to send him when she was 14 years old.

Hamid now aged 24 years old has been sent to prison for five years and nine months at Birmingham Crown Court for sexual activity with a child.

He will now have to sign a sex offenders register for life.

After the conviction, West Midlands police warned parents to keep watch on their children’s social media activity, to see who they are speaking to.

Pc Jonathan Barker, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said: “Parents should talk to their children about what they are up to online and who they are speaking to.”

latest stats have shown, child sexual offences have risen 64 percent in just a matter of one year.

There were 1,771 sexual offences against children in the year to June, risen from the previous year where there were 1,080 cases.

There have been 36 grooming offences in the West Midlands from January to June 2017, Up from 17 from 2015-2016.

A new law was passed in April 2017, sending sexual images illegal to send to children.