A man who posed as a 16-year-old to engage in sexual activity with a child has been jailed.
Darius Agar, 21, of Kier Hardie Way, Barking, Essex, was sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment for committing the offence between 21 February 2013 and 30 June 2014.
Agar was also placed on the Sexual Offenders Register indefinitely, made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for five years and ordered not to contact the victim or to have unsupervised contact with anyone under 16.
He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £120.
Aylesbury Crown Court heard on Tuesday that Agar, then 19, posed as a 16-year-old when he committed the offence in Milton Keynes.
Detective Constable Kim McHugh said: “Agar lied about his age to facilitate his offending, which is an obvious aggravating factor in this case.
“It is a positive result that he is now behind bars and no longer a risk to young people.
“It is thanks to the bravery of the victim that Agar has been brought to justice.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank her and her family for their ongoing support throughout the investigation.”