Paedophile arrested in Sheffield sexually abused girl after grooming her in texts

A man who sexually abused an underage girl he groomed through text messages has been jailed for five years.

Friday, 13th August 2021, 7:13 am

Kieron Chapman, of William Street, Rotherham, began grooming the teenager in April 2017 through a series of texts that lasted for months.

Doncaster Crown Court heard on August 5 how the girl attended the 30-year-old's address on at least five occasions where sexual activity took place.

The abuse was revealed when a text message sent to Chapman’s phone from the victim was seen by another person, who alerted South Yorkshire Police.

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Kieron Chapman has been jailed for five years after he was found guilty of engaging in sexual activity with a child

Chapman was arrested at an address in Sheffield in 2017 and later charged with engaging in sexual activity with a child. He denied the charge, but was found guilty.

South Yorkshire Police said: “This sentence is the result of good work from officers in bringing to justice a sexual offender.

“As always, we commend the bravery of the victim in so openly assisting us with the investigation and helping to bring the defendant to justice.”

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