January 2021

‘Manipulative’ Birmingham paedophile jailed for preying on 13-year-old girl

A sick paedophile from Birmingham who preyed on and manipulated a vulnerable 13-year-old girl has been jailed for six years.

Stafford Crown Court heard Kevin Briggs of Birmingham refused to engage with officers when arrested and replied ‘no comment’ when questioned in an interview over the abuse of the victim.

The 57-year-old was charged with a total of nine offences and changed his plea in relation to two of those during the course of legal proceedings.

The offences took place in the Stafford area from 2017 to 2018.

He received a six-year sentence after admitting to engaging in sexual activity with a girl under 16.

He received no separate penalty after pleading guilty to an additional charge of the same offence. Other charges remain on file.

Briggs was also placed on the sex offenders register for life and made subject of a barring order on Friday, January 15.