A man has been jailed for two years and four months after he admitted sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl.
Craig Beattie, 32, from Fulwood, Preston, was arrested by police officers in December 2012.
He pleaded guilty at the first opportunity to committing the offence, which happened in Ribbleton, Preston on October 4, 2009.
Beattie, who had since moved to School Road, Blackpool, appeared at Preston Crown Court, where he admitted being over the age of 18 and engaging in sexual activity with a female under the age of 16, not reasonably believing she was 16 or over.
Beattie was sentenced to 28 months in prison and handed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.
He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years, meaning that when he is released he will have to inform police of his address.