Like Becky, while she gets little attention from boys at school, in cyberspace there’s no shortage of admirers.

Despite her young age, she has slept with five men ranging in age from 18 to 31, and had cybersex with many more.

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My mum thought I was over at my friend’s house the whole time.’It would be easy to assume that such a degrading experience would put Becky off internet ‘dating’ for ever.

But as an overweight, insecure teenager, she was desperate for the empty compliments that were showered on her in return for sexual favours — and the encounter was to mark the start of a five-year addiction to having sex with men she met on the internet.

Police warned that such incidents were a growing national problem.

Indeed, a recent study by the University of Plymouth found that there is a generation of young women whose attitude to sex is being corrupted through new technology.

She is believed to have jumped after one person tried to sever contact with her, because she was under-age.

Professor Andrew Phippen, who led the research, believes such early exposure to sex as a soulless transaction — where pictures of body parts are traded over the internet like currency — distorts young women’s views of sex and relationships.

A natural and important part of growing up is taking risks.

But exercising these risks online can have serious consequences.

Alone in a hotel room with a man she’d met only half-an-hour earlier, Becky Stevens knew it was too late to back out.