A MALPAS man has been jailed for his 'sordid' offences after engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Robert James Louw, 27, of Rookery Road in Malpas pleaded guilty at Mold Crown Court after engaging in sexual activity with a child from November 2018 to September 2019.

Prosecution counsel Simon Rogers said the teenager’s mum found a note on her laptop which made reference to Louw seeing other girls.

When confronted she disclosed there had been sexual activity between her and Louw, and police were informed.

Defence Counsel Andrew Green said Louw "recognises the seriousness of these offences" and that they demanded a custodial sentence.

He said he has had "nearly a year to reflect" and recognises these offences are "shocking".

Mr Green said Louw at the time was "using self-justifying statements to convince himself it was appropriate" and has had a year of "self-reflection and shame".

The court heard how he was "deeply sorry" for what he had done and would have to live with the "disgrace and humiliation" for the rest of his life.

Judge Rhys Rowlands said these were ‘extremely serious’ offences.

He added: “Young girls have enough deal with in their lives without having to cope with being targeted by much older man.

“It was all pretty sordid, repeated, no doubt you knew full well what you were doing was illegal.”

Louw was given a custodial sentence of 42-months and was placed on the sex offender register indefinitely.

He was also given a sexual harm prevention order and his name on the barring list so he cannot work with children or vulnerable adults on his release.