August 2017

Pervert jailed after having sex with schoolgirl he plied with food and money

A married father who had sex with a schoolgirl he invited into his family home has been jailed for four years.

Scheming ex-soldier Conner Ferguson convinced the girl they were a couple and that they had a future together.

The 26-year-old would pick her up from school and give her food and money, Teesside Crown Court heard.

He had sex with her more than 10 times. In interview he made no comment.

His actions only came to light when a trusted friend of the girl alerted police.

The girl initially denied anything was going on when questioned – but later broke down and confessed to her mother.

Ferguson, of Kinross Avenue, Middlesbrough, admitted 11 charges of sexual activity with a child when he appeared in court.

The father-of-two was told by a judge he must sign on the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life.