Man jailed for grooming teenage girl for sex

Stone pretended to be a 16-year-old boy in online chat rooms Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A Nottingham man who pretended to be a schoolboy online to lure a 15-year-old girl into sex has been jailed.

James Stone, from Upper Parliament Street, pleaded guilty to a string of sexual offences against a child.

The 24-year-old has been sentenced to a total of eight years in prison and a lifetime on the Sex Offenders' Register.

The court heard how in February this year, Stone posed as a 16-year-old boy, and made contact with his victim in an online chat room.

He persuaded her to meet in Nottingham a month later and took her to his flat, where she was manipulated into performing sexual acts.