A MANSFIELD taxi driver has been jailed for more than three years for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old schoolgirl.
Terrence Plummer (61), of Kingfisher Road, was caught in the back of a car with the girl by a police community support officer just moments after they'd had sex.
The girl later told police she had been seeing him every day for seven months but had told no-one, prosecutor Dawn Pritchard told Nottingham Crown Court on Friday.
At first they had hugged and kissed, but he then booked a hotel room and picked her up from school.
"He bought her clothes and jewellery and told her he loved her," said Miss Pritchard.
Plummer admitted five counts of sexual activity with a child between July and November last year.
He had led a blameless life for many years and was ashamed of what he had done, said his barrister Stephen Lowne.
In jailing him for three years and three months, Judge Jeremy Lea told Plummer: "You took advantage of naivety and used her for your own sexual gratification. There are always concerns about long term psychological damage, that is the evil of what you did."
Plummer was disqualified from working with children and will be on the Sex Offender Register for life.