THE face of a paedophile jailed for eight years has been revealed in an official police photograph.

Ashley Bourton was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Friday (February 23) for three counts of attempted sexual communication with a child, five counts of attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act, two counts of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual communication and one count of breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

The 25-year-old was caught by four different online child activist groups who pretended to be young girls to catch predators.

Read the full sentencing here: Paedophile threatened suicide if young girl, 14, did not send him nudes

He was caught threatening to kill himself if a young girl did not send him naked photographs of herself.

Herald Series: Ashley BourtonAshley Bourton (Image: TVP)

In another message, he wrote:  “If I was you dad and you saw me d*** would you ask to use it?”

Thames Valley Police have since released Bourton’s police photograph following the sentencing.

Judge Michael Gledhill sentenced Bourton, of Wigod Way, Wallingford, to five years imprisonment plus a three year extended term due to the defendant being classified as a ‘dangerous’ and ‘high risk offender’.

He said: “You are a very high risk offender according to both the probation officer and your own psychiatrist and I’ve come to the conclusion that you are, what is known in law, as dangerous.”