A Tameside man has been jailed after sexually exploiting a teenage girl.
Kyle Lees, 29, of Denton was sentenced to five years in prison at Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street on Tuesday 13 June 2017. He was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
He was found guilty of causing or inciting the sexual exploitation of a child. He was also guilty of possession and distribution of indecent images of a child at a previous hearing.
In July 2015, a 14-year-old girl who was missing from home was walking through Denton when Lees invited her into his car. He took her back to his home where he sexually exploited and took indecent images of her.
On further investigation, Lees was found to be in the possession of other indecent images of children, which he was also distributing online.
Detective Constable Diana Dyer-Barron, of the GMP’s Phoenix Child Sexual Exploitation Team, said: “Lees knew full well what he was doing that night and he has never taken responsibility for his actions. He did this for his own sexual gratification.
“I would like to commend the bravery of the young girl in coming forward and reporting this appalling incident to police. I hope this result has repaid the confidence she placed in the authorities and today she feels that justice has been served.
“Throughout this investigation, we have worked in close partnership with social, youth and health services. I want to express gratitude to these professionals; they showed resilience, professionalism and understanding in the difficult situation”.
Project Phoenix continues to develop Greater Manchester’s response to CSE. Please visit www.itsnotokay.co.uk for information on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation and what to do next.