Tayside and Central Scotland

German who travelled to Scotland to groom schoolgirl jailed

Uwe Kaiser Image copyright PPA
Image caption A court heard Uwe Kaiser "systematically groomed" the teenage girl on the internet

A German national who travelled to Scotland to meet a schoolgirl he groomed online when she was 15 has been jailed for two years.

Uwe Kaiser, 49, was also placed on the sex offenders register for ten years.

Kaiser convinced the Perthshire teenager that they could "start a new life together" at his home in Frankfurt.

He was found with the girl in London after police launched a nationwide missing person appeal.

Perth Sheriff Court was told the divorced father-of-two sent the girl sexually explicit selfies through social media sites and persuaded her to send graphic material back to him.

He flew to Scotland to meet the girl and persuaded her to leave home and travel back to Frankfurt with him.

They were eventually discovered in London after police sent the girl text and email messages.

'Persistent nature'

Kaiser admitted grooming a 15-year-old girl between January and October 2015.

He also admitted having a number of indecent images of a child at various locations in Scotland.

Kaiser admitted breaching a bail order condition not to approach the girl by being in her company in October last year.

Sheriff Gillian Wade told Kaiser: "I consider it relevant to take into account the persistent nature of your offending and your blatant disregard for protective measures imposed by the court.

"The complainer was a vulnerable young female and the legislation exists to protect such individuals from themselves as much as from predators."

Sheriff Wade told Kaiser he had been "well aware" of the girl's age when they were in contact.

She said: "There was a significant degree of planning involved in the perpetration of these offences including grooming over the internet, travelling to Scotland and persistent contact with the complainer despite orders of the court preventing you from doing so."

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