A TEENAGER who made a young girl strip naked, filmed it and then shared a screenshot of it online has been jailed.

Preston Crown Court heard how Jake Macro filmed the 17-minute clip of the girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, and directed her to adopt ‘certain poses’.

Prosecuting, David Clarke also said 18-year-old Macro ordered the girl to count while doing so-called exercises and shouted at her if she got them wrong and made her do them again.

Macro, of Clayton Street, Great Harwood, was also found with indecent images of children and extreme pornography.

All the images found were of girls, aged between four and nine, while Mr Clarke said an examination of Macro’s browsing history found search terms, such as ‘kids in changing rooms’.

Mr Clarke said: “On the morning of August 15 last year police attended Clayton Street, Great Harwood, an address the defendant was living at with his parents.

"They said they were there regarding a Facebook account belonging to the defendant which had been used to upload and distribute indecent images of children.

“The police arrested the defendant.

"A number of devices, including mobile phones and memory sticks were seized.

“The defendant was interviewed and provided a prepared statement. In it he said that back in December 2017 he had received an email.

"He said there were a number of images in it. He looked at two of them and had deleted everything else.”

However Mr Clarke said when police examined a Samsung mobile phone and memory stick belonging to Macro they found the indecent material.

Investigators discovered the offending, which was in the months before Macro’s 18th birthday, spanned from June 2018 to August last year.

Mr Clarke said in total police found 58 category A images - the most serious example of child sexual abuse - 33 category B, and 89 category C still images and one video.

Macro also had a child sexual abuse image and an extreme pornographic image, featuring sexual activity with animals.

Mr Clarke said one of the category C images was a screen shot of the child abuse video he had made and uploaded to the social media application Kik Messenger.

Mr Clarke said: “The defendant is proactive.

"He is making her remove clothing and making her adopt certain poses.

"Although he was not violent with her he is stern with his voice when she miscounts when she is doing her so-called exercises.”

Macro pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of a child, one of distributing an indecent images of a child, one of possessing a prohibited image of a child and one of possessing an extreme pornographic image.

Defending, David James said his client was immature, suffered with dyslexia at school, had become isolated and sought refuge on the internet.

He said initially Macro had found legal pornography but was later exposed to ‘the darker side of the internet’.

Mr James said the day after Macro was arrested he sought help from the Stop it Now! child sexual abuse prevention helpline to address his offending and was terrified of going to custody.

Macro, who wept in the dock throughout the hearing, was sent to a young offenders institute for four months.

He was also made subject of a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and told to sign the sex offenders register for the next seven years.