Update: Jason Francis will be released during March 2015 and will live in Barnet – He will be on licence with the probation service until June 2016

December 2013

Paedophile jailed after sexually abusing young girl

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A paedophile who sexually abused a young girl ‘hundred’s of times’ has been jailed for just 30 months

Builder and decorator Jason Francis (44) from Barnet, but who was living in Islington at the time of the offences, first targeted the young girl in the year 2000.

The sexual abuse began when she was aged just 9-years-old.

The court heard that the abuse was frequent and continued for almost five years.

Blackfriars Crown Court heard that between 2000-2004, Francis committed hundreds of sexual acts on a weekly basis on the young girl.

Francis was found guilty of multiple acts of engaging in sexual activity with a girl under the age of 14.

The judge gave Jason Francis a standard determinate sentence of 30 months, minus any days spent on remand.

A restraining order was put in place to ensure that Francis did not contact the victim or her family

He was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for an indefinite period