A football coach from Crewe has been sentenced after admitting attempting to groom a teenage girl.
Chester Crown Court heard 28-year-old year old Carl Everall, of Haweswater Avenue, started to send messages to the girl on Snapchat in January 2018 which became steadily more concerning and only stopped after he was arrested in September 2018.
When interviewed by officers Everall admitted that what he sent was “inappropriate”.
He was sentenced yesterday (9 May) after he admitted one count of engaging in sexual communications with a child.
Everall was handed a three year community order with a 35 day rehabilitation activity requirement and ordered to go on a sexual offenders treatment programme.
He was also told to sign the sex offenders register for five years, and given a sexual harm prevention order for five years.
Detective Constable Gail Burndred said: “The victim, with the support of her family, has shown great maturity throughout the investigation.
"Everall had undergone safeguarding training through his coaching career and knew full well the effect that this conduct can have on young people.”