Man jailed for sexual offences against a teenage girl
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A man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual offences against a teenage girl.
Kevin Johnson was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court today (Tuesday 5 October) after pleading guilty to one count of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15, one count of engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity with girl aged 13 to 15 and breach of bail conditions.
The 47-year-old of Kate Street, Leicester was sentenced to a total of three years and five months in prison and issued with a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
In September last year, the defendant was seen with a teenage girl on a park bench in Leicester by the member of the public.
Being concerned regarding the physical contact between the two, the member of the public challenged the man and called the police who arrested Johnson at the scene.
Thorough the police investigation, the girl was identified as being 15-years-old and admitted to officers when interviewed that she had been in a sexual relationship with the defendant having met through an acquaintance.
Johnson (pictured) was charged with a number of offences and during the court proceedings he pleaded guilty.
Detective Sergeant Rob Buckley, who oversaw the investigation, said: “Johnson quite clearly exploited this young girl’s age and vulnerabilities to encourage her to engage in sexual activity with him.
“I would like to the thank the member of the public for their keen eye and public spirit which led to officers quickly attending, arresting the suspect and safeguarding the child. Without their support, this predatory offender could have still been exploiting this victim and possibly other young girls.
“Their actions that day ultimately led to Johnson facing justice for his crimes and a considerable amount of time behind bars.”
If you think you are a victim of CSE, or know someone who may be a victim of CSE, advice and information on who to speak to can be found by visiting Advice about child abuse | Leicestershire Police (leics.police.uk)