This teaching assistant who texted naked pictures of his nasty “white” self to a 16-year-old schoolgirl under a classroom desk has been jailed.
Samuel Bradley, 23, who contacted the pupil on Facebook and arranged secret trysts with her outside of the classroom, was sentenced to three years at Sheffield Crown Court.
The court heard the brutish pedophile also used his ‘charisma’ to groom other girls while working at the school in Rotherham.
The pedophile admitted a total of eight offenses against three girls; one of sexual activity with a child between 2011 and 2012, three of making indecent images, two of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust, and two of causing a girl to engage in sexual activity.
His perverted ways came to light when the mother of the 16-year-old with whom he was having an affair contacted authorities.
Detectives found Bradley, from Dinnington, near Rotherham, had 40 indecent images of his victims in his possession.
Detective Inspector Mark Monteiro, from South Yorkshire law enforcement, said afterwards: ‘The sexual contact took place off the school premises but some of the texting was going on under the desk in the classroom.
‘He had worked at the school for some time and used his charisma to engage in inappropriate conduct with the children.
“This is a clear case of child sexual exploitation and a teaching assistant abusing his position of trust.”
“I would urge anybody who has been a victim of similar behaviour to come forward and speak to our specially trained officers.”
Bradley has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and he has been barred from working with children in the future.
He should have been barred from living instead that would’ve been more effective.
Detective Constable Gareth Gent, who led the investigation, said: ‘The police worked closely with the school, the education authority and children and young people’s service to identify the crimes and support the victims.
‘Everyone involved has worked very hard to bring Bradley to justice and we will continue to track down and prosecute anyone who commits crimes against children.’