A man has been jailed for 18 months for sex offences against a teenage girl in Huddersfield.
Pepukayi Chitakunye, 42, of Holays, Dalton, denied six charges of sexual assault against the girl but was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court.
Nick Adlington prosecuting said the offences happened between 2008 and 2011 when the girl was visiting Chitakunye’s home between the ages of 13 to 15.
She had noticed on earlier occasions that he would look at her in a way that made her feel uncomfortable, staring at her breasts and making comments about them.
She remembered the first offence happened when he had collected her in his car to take her to his home where she expected to see his daughter but he had parked up in a secluded area in Leeds Road, Huddersfield and suddenly kissed her on the lips.
On a subsequent visit to his home he squeezed her breast while on numerous other visits he touched her bottom or stomach over her clothing or rubbed her thighs.
The offences eventually came to light after the girl told someone else about what had been happening and when interviewed Chitakunye strenuously denied the allegations.
Carl Kingsley defending Chitakunye said he was a man of previous good character who would find prison very difficult.
Jailing Chitakunye Judge James Spencer QC said he had been convicted of abusing the girl for his own sexual gratification. When she visited “you could not keep your hands off her.”