A former children’s holiday camp manager who posed online as a “sexually excited” teenage girl in order to groom boys has been jailed.

Cameron Osman, 45, from Southampton, told victims they were his “sex toys” and should film themselves performing indecent acts, a court heard.

He had pleaded guilty to 36 sexual offences.

Osman was initially arrested in 2021 shortly after resigning from his job at PGL’s Windmill Hill adventure centre, near Herstmonceux in East Sussex.

Police said they found no evidence of the defendant grooming children at the activity centre.

PGL said: “We are appalled and disgusted by the behaviour of this former employee.

“Despite the fact that these activities took place solely online, and reassurance from the National Crime Agency that none of these charges involved our guests, we are sickened by these actions and our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

“At PGL we have stringent safeguarding checks for all employees, including enhanced DBS clearance before and during employment.”