A man has been jailed for sexually abusing a Nottinghamshire schoolgirl.
Brian Carrington, aged 31, was reported to police in February last year when damning social media messages were found on his victim’s mobile phone.
Carrington had been in regular contact with the girl on multiple occasions and was overheard talking to her on the phone.
He was arrested the following day but declined to answer any of the questions put to him by officers.
He later pleaded guilty to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual communications with a child, and two counts of sexual assault.
Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday (27 February) he was jailed for three years and two months.
Carrington, of Mansfield Woodhouse was added to the sex offenders’ register for life and was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order which will restrict his activities when he is released.
Detective Constable Rhiannon Drew, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Carrington was well aware of his victim’s age but carried on exploiting her for his own sexual gratification.
“His appalling and predatory actions have unsurprisingly had a profound effect on the girl and her family and I am pleased he has now been held to account.
“I hope this case also serves as a warning to others about the consequences of this type of offending. We will arrest you, we will charge you and you are very likely to end up in prison as a result.”