An "extremely dangerous and predatory paedophile" has been jailed for seven years for a number of sexual offences against a young girl in Bucks.

Carl Crook abused his victim over a period of four years in Thame and High Wycombe.

The 45-year-old, of Pale Gate Close, Honiton, Devon, was convicted of 13 separate offences by an Oxford Crown Court jury and jailed on Friday.

Jurors found Crook guilty of three sexual assaults of a child under 13, five counts of sexual activity with a child, assault of a child under 13 by penetration, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and two charges of making indecent photographs of children.

He previously pleaded guilty to four counts of taking indecent photographs of a child, although one of those charges was not proceeded with by the court.

All the charges relate to the same victim and occurred in either Thame or High Wycombe between 2004 and 2008.

As well as being jailed Crook was given a lifelong Sexual Offences Prevention Order, banning him from working with children. He will also remain on the Sex Offenders' Register for life.

Investigating officer Det Con Maria Morrisey of the Thames Valley Police Paedophile Online Investigation Team said: "I am delighted with the sentence given to Crook, who has proved to be an extremely dangerous and predatory paedophile.

"The jury saw through Crook’s lies and concluded he groomed his victim before taking advantage of her for his own sexual gratification.

"I praise the victim for showing the courage to give her testament first to police and then to the court. I also praise the jury who did their duty with diligence and had to listen in detail about Crook’s depraved crimes. Finally, I praise all Thames Valley Police and Devon and Cornwall Police officers and staff who helped in this investigation - without them Crook’s conviction would not have been possible."