A sexual predator who groomed his 14-year-old victim after meeting her in a caravan park was only stopped after the victim told her teacher what had happened.
Miles Brown met the teenager in August 2017 while she was on her school holidays, gaining her trust before engaging in sexual activity – despite her being just a child.
Almost a year later, the schoolgirl told a teacher that she had been abused and the police were informed.
Brown, 26, of Lindfield Road, Broxtowe, was then arrested and charged.
At Nottingham Crown Court on Monday he pleaded guilty to two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child.
He was given a two-year prison sentence, suspended for two years, and put on the sex offenders’ register.
PC Emma McGregor, who led the investigation, said: “Brown groomed his young victim and engaged in sexual communication and activity with them to satisfy his own sexual perversion.
“I would like to thank the victim for coming forward and reporting this to us. This has been a lengthy investigation for the victim.
“We would encourage anyone who has been a victim of a sexual offence to please report no matter the length of time that has passed.
“It will be investigated and we will always look to work with the Crown Prosecution Service to bring offenders such as Brown to justice.”