Man jailed for three years for child sex offences

Bucks Free Press: Pierluigi Nardella Pierluigi Nardella

A MAN who sexually groomed a 14-year-old girl and arranged to meet her in Hazlemere has been jailed for three years.

Pierluigi Nardella, 23, of Mount Drive, Wembley, pleaded guilty to a seven sexual offences at Aylesbury Crown Court on May 15.

Police said today he was sentenced to three years in prison on June 17.

The court heard between September 2012 and January 2013, Nardella groomed and met a 14-year-old girl on a chat website. He then arranged to meet her in Hazlemere and engaged in sexual intercourse.

He also sent an indecent photo of himself to another 14-year-old girl.

Investigating officer Sgt David Whiteaker said: "This conviction marks the end of a lengthy investigation by High Wycombe Force CID, during which Nardella maintained his innocence until the end.

"However, as a result of detailed examinations of Nardella’s computers, further vital evidence was obtained that led to him eventually pleading guilty to seven serious offences against two female children.

"The sentence imposed upon Nardella reflects the severity of his offending and sends a clear message to anyone targeting children in this way that Thames Valley Police treat these offences extremely seriously and that imprisonment is a likely consequence of conviction."

He was convicted of Causing / inciting a female child aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity; Meeting a female child under 16 following sexual grooming; Sexual activity with a female child under 16; Sexual activity with a female child under 16; Offender 18 or over causing a child aged 13 to 15 to watch / look at an image of sexual activity; Causing / inciting a female child aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity and Arrange / facilitate the commission of a child sex offence.

Nardella was sentenced to 12 months each for counts one and two, 36 months each for counts three and four, and ten months each for counts five, six and seven. All the sentences will run concurrently. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £120.

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