Update:  Now called Tom Gaskell & living in Portsmouth

May 2012

Man jailed for getting schoolgirl pregnant

A man who got a 14-year old girl pregnant has been jailed.

Tom McPhail, 23 groomed the schoolgirl before having sexual intercourse with her on a number of occasions. 

He was arrested after the girl became pregnant and it was revealed he was the father.

In a police interview, McPhail admitted that he knew the girl was just 13-years-old when he started grooming her for sex.

He later admitted to sleeping with her a number of times in 2011.

McPhail of Landport pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child.

Jailing him for two years, Judge Richard Price said: “You was having sexual intercourse with an underage girl and you knew perfectly well what her age was”

McPhail will go on the sex offenders register for 10 years