The mum of a girl who was raped when she was 12-years-old is warning parents about the dangers of the internet.
It comes after Jordan Richards was jailed for two years for rape and sexual activity with a child in February.
Richards, formerly of Walton Street in Long Eaton, befriended two young girls on Facebook in 2013 and arranged to meet up with them after months of messaging.
He pleaded guilty to rape and not guilty to the other charge of sexual activity with a child but was convicted by a jury following a trial.
The mother of the girl who was raped now wants to raise awareness of what happened to her daughter.
During the trial, the court heard how Richards – now aged 21 – had claimed that he thought the 13-year-old girl was older but the messages read out showed that he was aware of her true age.
The mother of the 12-year-old said when she found out the extent of what had happened to her daughter she was ‘disgusted’.
She is now warning parents and is encouraging them to talk to their children about what they’re up to on the internet.
Richards will now have to sign the Sex Offender Register for 10 years and was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order that limits his internet activity and contact with girls under the age of 16.