A man who abused seven young girls in Rotherham has been jailed for nine years at Sheffield Crown Court.

Corie Adams, 18, appeared before the court after entering guilty pleas to eleven child sexual offences earlier this week.

This included two counts of sexual activity with a child, three counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, four counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and two counts of causing a child to watch a sexual act. The charges relate to two 13-year-old and two 14-year-old girls from the Rotherham area, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Adams, of HMP Marshgate but formerly from Maltby, Rotherham, also admitted four counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of rape and one count of grooming. These charges relate to three victims, girls between the ages of 12 and 14-years-old, from the Rotherham area.

Detective Inspector John Fitzgibbons said:

“Adams has been remanded since earlier this year because of the risk he posed to young people in Rotherham and the sentence passed down to him today reflects the gravity of his crimes.

Detective Inspector John Fitzgibbons, South Yorkshire Police

Adams was also handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

The Crown Prosecution Service issued this statement:

“It is clear that Corie Adams preyed upon vulnerable young girls for his own sexual satisfaction. He has pleaded guilty to eleven sexual offences involving seven girls who were aged between 12 and 14 at the time of the offending.

Mark Langan, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside