A paedophile has been jailed after the mother of a victim played detective to secretly record a confession from the man who molested her young daughter.
A transcript of the recording was read to a jury in which the woman repeatedly questioned Andre Nethersole until he admitted acting ‘inappropriately’.
In an earlier hearing a jury found Nethersole, 35, of Radstock Cresent, Broughton guilty of three sexual offences against children. He had pleaded not guilty.
The court heard how he incited one young teenager to engage in sexual activity on two occasions. He was also found guilty of causing another girl aged between 13 and 15 to look at an image of sexual activity.
Married dad-of-one Nethersole, who runs the Eagles Jerk Restaurant And Grill in Eaglestone, was jailed for three years and nine months.
Jailing him, Judge Catherine Tulk said: “You were clearly fully aware of the girls’ ages.
“You have shown no victim empathy or remorse - giving no thought to how your behaviour has affected your victims.”
Father-of-one Nethersole owns the Eagles Jerk Restaurant and Grill in Eaglestone.
He has also been given a five-year restraining order, preventing him contacting the victims indirectly or directly.