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Man Jailed For Sexually Grooming Child

A man who sexually groomed a 12-year-old girl in Jersey has been jailed for two and a half years.

The Royal Court has also recommended 25-year-old Miguel Angelo Pereira Freitas be deported back to Madeira once he's released.

Freitas was first arrested for a telecommunication offence in November last year, after he asked for and sent sexually explicit pictures to paedophile hunter Cheyenne O'Connor, who was posing as a 13-year-old girl on Facebook.

In February this year, he then started a sexually-explicit conversation online with a 12-year-old girl, whilst also asking for and sending explicit pictures.

The young girl then confided in a family member, which led to Freitas being arrested for the sexual grooming of a female child.

Freitas also pleaded guilty to a third charge of being drunk and disorderly, after an incident on Lewis Street in St Helier in late February.

The Crown Prosecution requested a sentence of two years in prison, but jurats decided to impose an even stricter term of two and a half years.

Freitas was also placed on the sex offenders register for six years, given a six-year restraining order and recommended for deportation.

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