Pleaded guilty to sexual offences relating to two children
A “dangerous” paedophile has been jailed for 13 years and 8 months after pleading guilty to sexual offences relating to two children in Hertfordshire.
Michael Hargrave, 31, from Loch Crescent in Edgware, admitted six charges at St Albans Crown Court on August 10.
He was arrested at and address in Kings Langley on May 11, 2023, after a 14-year-old girl from Hemel Hempstead reported engaging in sexual activity with a man she had met online.
While Hargrave was in custody, further investigations found there was a nine-year-old victim in Hemel Hempstead, whom officers were then able to safeguard.
He had been speaking to the girl via Snapchat using his online alias.
Hargrave was subsequently charged with:
Two counts of sexual communication with a child.
Three counts of sexual activity with a child.
Two counts of causing a child to watch a sexual act.
One count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activities.
Three counts of a breach of sexual harm prevention order.
One count of failure to comply with notification requirements.