Married Sunderland dad abused 13-year-old schoolgirl

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A MARRIED engineer sexually abused a trusting schoolgirl after convincing her they had a future together.

Mansour Savari told the 13-year-old he wanted them to get married and have twins during a series of secret text messages.

The 36-year-old dad took the teenager, from South Tyneside, to a pal’s empty flat and engaged in sexual activity with her.

He was arrested at his home after a worried friend of the victim contacted the police about what she knew.

At Newcastle Crown Court yesterday Savari, of Somerset Cottages, Silksworth, Sunderland, was jailed for three years and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

He had pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual activity with a child just before his trial before a jury was due to start last month.

Judge Roger Thorn QC told him: “You engaged in the most appalling and inappropriate sexual relationship with a young girl who you persuaded you were in love with and she was in love with you.

“Your victim was only just 13 years of age and by contrast you were 36.

“There had been here a significant period of grooming, promising, in effect a long-term relationship eventually which would be characterised by both marriage and children.

“That, of course, led ultimately to her seduction.”

The court heard Savari had denied the offences outright when he was arrested, meaning the victim faced the prospect of giving evidence in court until he changed his plea to guilty.

Judge Thorn added: “You did, eventually save that young victim of yours having to give evidence.”

Prosecutor Amanda Rippon read examples of the dozens of text messages exchanged between Savari and his victim.

She said: “They talk of having a baby together, the defendant and she have a conversation about what it would be called.

“The defendant says ‘I would love us to have twins’.”

Paul Currer, defending, said: “It is his sincere wish that this young girl and her family recover from the trauma and difficulties they have faced through his offending.”