A MAN has been jailed for having sex with a 14-year-old girl he made contact with through Facebook.

Declan French, aged 21, asked the girl for her age before adding her on Snapchat under the name 'Boss0161'.

He then went on to ask her for naked photos and tried to convince her they were in a relationship and threatened to humiliate her if she did not comply with the terms.

French, of Fairy Street, in Bury, was jailed for two years and four months after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.

French was arrested at his flat and a mobile phone that was found beside his bed was seized after a disclosure to a police officer.

He made no comment throughout his police interview but in court pleaded guilty to the charges.

The offences took place in 2015 and 2016. 

Detective Constable Kelly-Anne Featherstone of GMP’s Child Sexual Exploitation Team, said: “French’s actions are beyond comprehension – the fact he knowingly engaged in a relationship with a child and scared her into thinking she was going to be humiliated amongst her peers to ensure her silence is sickening.

“Her courage demands the utmost respect from everyone as this has been extremely difficult and painful for her but today, knowing he is behind bars, I hope today will mark the day she begins her recovery, free from him.

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