Man in Web cam sex case

A MAN has appeared in court after allegedly performing sexual activity in front of a 15-year-old girl via webcam.

Andrew Gilbank, 20, of Birch Avenue Road, Malton, did not enter a plea at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court.

The incident is alleged to have happened on June 12 last year when Gilbank is said to have encouraged the young girl to send him pictures of herself, before setting up a video link between himself and the girl via webcam, taking off his clothes.

Magistrates declined jurisdiction and the case was sent to Crown Court. Gilbank was given unconditional bail and is due before magistrates on March 4 for committal proceedings.