A man who groomed a teenage schoolgirl and offered her money for sexual favours has been jailed.
Nacereddine Boumelil (36) molested the 13-year-old by touching her inappropriately.
He also simulated sex on more than one occasion.
He admitted two specimen counts of sexual activity with a child at Leicester Crown Court.
Boumelil, of Evington Lane, Leicester, was jailed for four-and-a-half years.
Paul Prior, prosecuting, said the abuse came to light when the victim’s mother saw sexual e-mails from the defendant to her daughter.
It transpired the defendant began to offer her money, on one occasion mentioning £60 for sexual favours.
She refused but he managed to get her on her own and simulate sexual intercourse. The businessman also touched her over her clothing.
The offences took place in about 2011, the court heard.
In a personal impact statement, the victim said: “I find it difficult to put into words my emotions.
“I feel angry and upset. Sometimes it is hard to trust people.”
Sentencing, Judge Robert Brown said: “You found opportunities to abuse this little girl, touching her in a sexual way, groping her breasts and legs.
“You weren’t deterred by her rejection.
“You simulated sex with her more than once.
“You sent her sexual messages and tried bribing her into sexual acts.
“There was grooming of this little girl.
“I accept there was no penetration involved.”
Alwyn Jones, mitigating, said Boumelil, who ran a small shop until his arrest, was a hard-working man of previous good character.
He said although there was touching, full sex never took place.
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