Pervert Adam Day has been jailed after he sexually abused a schoolgirl.
The 31-year-old kissed his victim, stroked her and touched her private parts.
Now Day has been jailed for five years at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.
The defendant, of Rowley Avenue, Chesterton, denied two offences of sexual assault of a child under 13. But he was convicted by a jury after a trial on September 2.
Adam Watkins, mitigating, said the defendant, who has no previous convictions, continues to deny the offences. Mr Watkins said: “His conduct was unsophisticated. It lacked planning or cunning.
“There can be no sympathy for this offending but perhaps for this offender who is a very hard working but very naive young man. He has had two very brief relationships. He does not exhibit any predatory tendencies. He is of previous good character. This offending was isolated.”
Recorder Andrew Easteal placed Day on the sex offenders’ register for life and made him the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order until further order.
Recorder Easteal told Day: “You were convicted by a jury after trial of two allegations of sexually assaulting a girl. You took an opportunity to abuse her at a very intimate level.
“The behaviour affected her confidence and her relationships. It is impossible to know the impact it will continue to have upon her as she gets older.
“You continue to maintain you are not guilty. I can only hope in time you do understand why these must be treated as seriously as they are. There are two counts, this was not a one-off.
“I accept the submission that you were not predatory by any nature. You are not to be regarded that way. But it does not make your behaviour any less serious.”