'Manipulative' peadophile jailed for preying on 13-year-old girl

A sick pedophile from Birmingham who hunted and manipulated a vulnerable 13-year-old girl has been incarcerated for six years.

Stafford Crown Court heard that Kevin Briggs had refused to contact officers when he was arrested and responded with “no comment” when asked about the victim’s abuse in an interview.

The 57-year-old has been charged with a total of nine crimes and changed his cause of action in relation to two in the course of legal proceedings.

The offenses took place in the Stafford area from 2017 to 2018.

He received a six-year prison term for admitting sexual activities with a girl under the age of 16. He did not receive a separate sentence after pleading guilty to additional charges for the same offense. Other fees remain on file.

Briggs was also enlisted on the Register of Sex Offenders for Life and was subject to a lock order on Friday, January 15.

Det Con Andrea Chidgey of the Armed Forces RASSO (Rape and Serious Sexual Offenses) team said: “I am satisfied with the outcome of this case.

“Briggs purposely hunted down a young vulnerable girl at a very fragile time in her life.

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“He abused the victim’s trust and manipulated her so much that she believed what he was doing wasn’t wrong.

“We hope that she is now able to come to terms with what happened to her and to rebuild her young life.”

Anyone affected by child sexual abuse can call the Staffordshire Police on 101 or call 999 in an emergency.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.

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