A "creep" child sex abuse offender from the Isle of Wight used video games on his phone to "lure" a young girl before abusing her, a court has heard.

Paedophile Adrian Colvin, of Pennycress Drive, Newport, was jailed at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Friday, May 31.

Court heard of the "profound and lasting" effect his offending has had on the girl.

On April 24, Colvin was convicted by jury trial of three counts of sexual activity with a child under 13, and two further charges of assaulting a girl under 13 by penetration.

The offences, which he denied, happened on the Isle of Wight, between June 13, 2018, and December 1, 2021, when the girl was aged between nine and 12.

Court heard how Colvin's crimes were brought to the attention of police in 2022.

The girl explained how video games on Colvin's phone were used to lure her and then she was invited round, prosecutor, Tim Devlin, said.

During those visits, Colvin would touch her inappropriately and sexually assault her, court heard.

Mr Devlin said the victim thought he was a "creep" and tried to stop him by kicking.

A victim impact statement read to the court heard how, since the abuse, the girl suffers with mental health issues.

She has missed a lot of school as she struggles going anywhere on her own.

"I'm no longer myself. It is always there in my mind", the statement said.

For Colvin, Thomas Acworth said the 27-year-old is an "isolated" figure who was neurologically under developed, in comparison to others his age.

With no previous convictions, Colvin is a young man who had never been in trouble before, Mr Acworth said.

He feels the convictions have brought his life to an end but Mr Acworth said hope is not lost for him and he can become an effective member of society again.

Recorder Elisabeth Bussey-Jones said Colvin's offending showed elements of grooming and has had a "profound and lasting effect on a vulnerable person."

"These offences are so serious", she said. "Whether you will offend again, only time will tell."

Colvin was sentenced to five and a half years in prison.

He was also made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years and ordered to pay a victim surcharge.

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