Pervert took 13-year-old’s virginity

Jailed...Ian Brazier.
Jailed...Ian Brazier.

A PERVERT loner who lived in the woods at Wilberfoss has been jailed for three years for taking the virginity of a 13-year-old schoolgirl he groomed over the internet.

Ian Brazier, 27, made contact with the girl on the Teenchat website telling her he was 25, while she told him she was 17. The relationship soon became sexual with the pair discussing what they would do to each other if they were to meet up.

Brazier booked into a bed and breakfast hotel and invited the girl to visit him in York.

Crown barrister Mark Kendall told Hull Crown Court: “During the course of the afternoon he took her virginity, although he did not know it at the time.

“He had initially made contact with her over the Teenchat website. She initially told him she was 17, but later told him she was 13. He said he was ok with that.”

He said the pair engaged in various sexual acts in York without contraception, before she went home. He then invited her back to his camp at Wilberfoss as their relationship continued.

He was only caught when a member of the public reported concerns for a young girl they had seen running around in woodland. The police then searched the Wilberfoss woods and found Brazier’s camp site. He originally lived with his parents and younger brother in Bartley, Shirley, near Solihull.

The girl gave a video interview to the police in which she admitted sexual activity with other males over the internet.

Ian Brazier, 27, appeared for sentence last Friday after pleading guilty to six offences of having sexual activity with a child over a two-year period. He pleaded not guilty to three charges of sexual activity with the same girl.

Defence barrister Paul Genney said: “He is a loner and an inadequate man with a low IQ. He has no friends and lives somewhat like a recluse. His fascination with sexual interests could stem from his feeling of inadequacy at being bullied in school.”

Sentencing Judge Simon Jack told Brazier: “You knew perfectly well what you were doing was wrong. You knew it was illegal, but you decided to go ahead anyway.

“You are old enough and intelligent enough to be responsible for your own acts. These were very serious offences and there has to be a substantial prison sentence.”

“You will take part in a sex offenders treatment programme while in prison. I hope you take full advantage of that to prevent a repeat of these offences.”

The judge also imposed a 10-year Sexual Offences Prevention Order on Mr Brazier. He must also sign on the National Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely.