A pervert groomed a 14-year-old on the internet then paid for her tongue piercing by posing as her step-father at a tattoo parlour.
Paul Rogerson, 29, was jailed for two years and four months yesterday after pleading guilty to child abduction, meeting a child following sexual grooming and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Rogerson met the girl for the first time at her school gates after contacting her on Facebook. He initially told the girl he was 18 and sent her “vile” suggestive messages.
Leeds Crown Court heard Rogerson bought the youngster and her friend alcopops at a supermarket before taking her to a tattoo parlour.
He then signed a consent form so she could have her tongue pierced.
Rogerson planned to have the girl’s name tattooed on his body. A stencil for the procedure was prepared but Rogerson left and never returned after telling staff he needed to go to the bank.
The girl’s parents noticed the tongue piercing the next day and managed to trace Rogerson after they went to the tattoo parlour.
Rogerson, of Nibshaw Lane, Gomersal, could not give any explanation for his actions after he was arrested. The victim later admitted that she had “done something stupid” by meeting Rogerson.
Ian Brook, mitigating, said Rogerson had no previous convictions.
He said: “I don’t wish to be unkind about this young lady but she did say how, immediately upon seeing him, she found him to appear horrible, creepy, pretty massive, fat and ugly.
“She thought he was 50 and just looked at him and said ‘what have I done’ as she saw there a man who she clearly found repulsive.”
The barrister added: “These offences are the actions of a socially inadequate young man who does not really have what it takes in life, whether it is looks or social skills, the ability to form relationships in the real world as opposite to cyberspace.”