A paedophile has been jailed for eight years after getting his schoolgirl victim pregnant.
Twisted Stephen John came to the attention of police who were already investigating him for child-abuse image offences.
The pervert, 29, met his victim online when she was just 12-years-old.
John then persuaded the girl to meet him in Manchester.
He abused her at his family home, causing her to become pregnant at the age of 15.
While she was pregnant, John boasted to her of having committed a sex crime against a very young child.
Sentencing at Manchester Crown Court, Judge Tony Cross QC said that in those conversations with the victim he had displayed his ‘true intent’.The judge added of the victim: “That child suffered a miscarriage at a home, as a result of your unprotected sex.”
John, of Marshfield Street, Longsight, was jailed after admitting a string of sex crimes including distributing and making indecent images of children. He first came to the attention of police in August 2014, after sharing indecent videos of very young children with other perverts online.
Officers learnt that as well as posting the videos using Skype, John was discussing child abuse with other perpetrators. Questioned by police, John claimed he had left his laptop open at home and that others could have downloaded and distributed the images.
But, while he was on bail for those offences, John carried on downloading images of child abuse. In June last year, police found scores more images on another of his computers. And, while investigating those offences, police uncovered his offences against the schoolgirl.
Judge Cross told him: “The most serious images, some of which you distributed to other like-minded individuals, were of extremely young children, and in the estimation of the police some of these children were little more than babies.
“On June 19 you were arrested again, this time you were in possession of a different device, that demonstrates that you set out, deliberately set out, to accumulate images of the sort which were then found, at a time when were on trust, when you full well, despite your learning difficulties, that the possession of these images was considered to be a serious matter.
“Your offending does not end there, because police discovered by interrogating your computer that you had been in an unlawful liaison with a 15-year-old girl. You knew what her age was because the first tine you met her in a car park she was wearing her school uniform.”