A man has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child.
Leon Cornwall, 20, of no fixed address, had been in touch with two girls via Facebook and knew they were both 14-years-old before he had sex with them.
Cornwall was sentenced to four years in prison for each count at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Monday February 6).
Detective Inspector Peter Quinn of the Nottinghamshire Sexual Exploitation Investigation Unit said: “Cornwall’s lengthy sentence demonstrates that the courts take these offences seriously and that police will fully investigate such allegations.”
He has also been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and was made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for life.
Detective Constable Gill Cutts also of the Nottinghamshire Sexual Exploitation Investigation Unit said: “I’d like to praise the bravery of the two victims in this case who will undoubtedly be scarred for a long time by the horrendous experiences they were put through.
“The aggravating factors were the dangerousness Cornwall poses as he knew their ages and knew it was wrong yet still went ahead with the acts; the intercourse was unprotected and one victim had to receive hospital treatment for three months.
“Cornwall also showed no remorse towards the victims and he committed the second offence while on Crown Court bail too.”