ITV News reports:
A man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl he arranged to meet in Basingstoke has been put behind bars.
Gary Cooper, 47, from Hertford, contacted his victim five days earlier via an online chat room and groomed her by posing as a teenage girl.
A police investigation uncovered a series of offences against the 12 year old and another girl, for which Cooper pleaded guilty.
He was jailed yesterday for 14 years and four months.
Det Insp Dave Storey said: “Gary Cooper (also known as Carrie Cooper) has been convicted of some very serious sexual assaults against children. The most serious involved a sequence of events in which Cooper used an on-line social network site to sexually groom and subsequently rape a 12-year-old girl.
Hertfordshire Constabulary report as follows:
A woman has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for sexual offences against a child
Carrie Cooper, aged 53, was found guilty of nine counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 following a trial at St Albans Crown Court
The court heard how she abused the victim a number of times between 2007 and 2011