A Northampton man has been jailed for six years for grooming schoolgirls, some as young as 13.
Nathan Greaves, aged 23, from Kings Heath, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court for eight offences covering three girls, two of whom were aged 13 at the time and another who was 14.
He admitted all the charges including those that said he sent explicit messages to all three and followed it up with sexual activity with two of them.
The court heard yesterday that Greaves - who was 19 and 20 when the offences took place - first encountered one of the 13-year-olds and the 14-year-old in 2011, telling them he was 17.
After a period of a messaging both girls with sexually explicit content he went around to a house where the 13-year-old was babysitting, bringing alcohol with him.
On making himself alone with her in the kitchen, he then put his hand up her pyjama shorts and groped her for a period of about a minute.
The other charges related to another 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook in April 2012.
He set up a meeting with her outside Primark in Northampton one Saturday and he walked her to his house.
Although his mother was there, he took the girl up to his room where he barricaded the door with a sofa and closed the curtains.
Greaves then proceeded to have consensual sexual intercourse with the girl but the court heard he was aggressive and did not stop despite the girl starting to cry.
After his arrest, police seized his laptop and found a recently compiled list of 21 girls, many underage, he claimed he had full sex with - which the judge likened to a “trophy list” - and another of girls he had “done stuff with”.
Sentencing him to six years’ jail, Judge Timothy Smith said there were several aggravating factors, including the fact Greaves refused to use a condom despite being asked and there was “some element of forcing” involved.
Judge Smith also made a point of saying that the fact the girls consented did not stand in Greaves’ favour.
Referring to the girl he took to his house, he said: “The fact she was consenting is only an indication of her vulnerability and that’s what was exploited for your own sexual gratification.”