By Calvin Palmer
A man with a fetish for Ugg boots harassed girls at a school in Yorkshire, England, by cloning Web pages on networking sites, such as Facebook, MSN and MySpace, and posing as their friends using fake e-mail addresses.
Leeds Crown Court heard that unemployed Mark Southeby, 38, of Iver, Buckinghamshire, had an online relationship with one 15-year-old, posing as a fictional 28-year-old, and tried to goad her into a series of sex acts.
His mobile phone also contained an “enormous number” of photographs of teenage girls wearing Ugg boots, which were “non-indecent”.
He also managed to get the mobile phone numbers of some of the girls and plagued them with calls in the early hours of the morning.
Southeby has admitted he has a fetish involving the popular sheepskin footwear.
His lawyer told the judge that Southeby recognized he had a problem which needed treatment and “were it chemical castration, it would be a benefit”.
Southeby today pleaded guilty to three counts of inciting sexual activity involving the same 15-year-old girl and six counts of harassing teenage girls.
He is due to be sentenced on Monday.
[Based on a report by the Yorkshire Post.]