"Although you never actually met and engaged in sexual activity with a child, you should be relieved your offending was discovered when it was." she said.
Plant was sentenced to a three-year community order to run concurrently with each charge, during which he will be supervised by a probation officer.
Adrian Plant, 31, pleaded guilty to inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and to six counts of possessing indecent images of children.
Kevin Jones, prosecuting at Shrewsbury Crown Court, said when Plant's address had been targeted because he was using a "peer to peer" sharing website.
When police arrived at his home in Calcutts Road, Jackfield, they searched his computer tower and external hard drive and found more than 100 moving images ranging from category A to C, and a – 65 of which were category A, as well as a further 123 category C still images. Mr Jones said the images were of children aged between 11 and 14 years old.
While searching his devices, officers found a number of Skype chats between him and a 14-year-old girl where he asked her for images as well as inciting her to engage in sexual activity.
The rapid rise of the platform has seen a number of stories worldwide where young people have been filmed engaging in lewd or sexual activity, with or without their consent.
"Many of our current sexual offence laws are incomplete, too complex and use outdated language.
He also was ordered to pay a surcharge and £340 costs.
"The proposed laws will address offences that have failed to keep up to date with changes in technology and subsequent new ways of offending – including new offences that will apply regardless of whether the offence occurs in person or using the internet," Attorney-General Martin Pakula said in a release.
"Under existing laws, the offence of committing an indecent act in the presence of a child only applies if the child is physically present with the accused.