October 2020

Man jailed for engaging in sexual activity with girl

A Leicestershire man has today (Friday 2 October) been jailed for engaging in sexual activity with a schoolgirl.

Thirty-seven-year-old Tony Fraine was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment when he appeared at Leicester Crown Court this afternoon.

On 11 September, at the same court, he pleaded guilty to one count of abuse of position of trust – sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 17 and one count of abuse of position of trust by causing/inciting sexual activity with a girl.

Fraine, of Rayleigh Green, Leicester, committed the offences between October and November last year.

His crimes were brought to the attention of police after the victim’s friends saw an inappropriate email on her mobile phone. They also told officers they had recently noticed a change in her behaviour.

They said she had become more secretive and would turn the screen light down on her mobile phone.

The young victim then told police that Fraine had sent her indecent images of himself and that on several occasions had touched her in an inappropriate manner.

An investigation was undertaken by officers from the force’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU) and Fraine was subsequently arrested.