14/08/2014 12:53 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Jailed Teaching Assistant Seduced Girls As Young As 14 Via Texts And Facebook

Jailed teaching assistant seduced girls with texts from under school desk

Two schoolgirls have told how their paedophile teaching assistant groomed them via Facebook and sent them texts from underneath his desk at school.

Sam Bradley, 23, was jailed for three years at Sheffield Crown Court last month after admitting having sexual activity with a child, making indecent images, sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust, and two counts of causing a girl to engage in sexual activity.

It was revealed that Bradley had seduced three girls from same school, persuading two of them to send him explicit images, while having a sexual affair with the third.

The sick teacher's youngest victim was just 14 when he talked her into sending him video footage of herself performing a sex act.

Rebecca – not her real name – is now 16. She told the Mirror that she still has feelings for evil Bradley, who first contacted her via a 'poke' on Facebook.

"I can't help how I feel about him. I was just so happy he'd chosen me above all the other girls who fancied him," she said.

The teaching assistant told his pupil that she was the 'prettiest girl in the year' and asked for her mobile number. After a series of innocent texts, he asked her to send him a picture of her in her underwear. He then replied with sick images of himself in an aroused state.

At the time, Rebecca had no clue that Bradley was also in touch with another schoolgirl, 15-year-old Gemma, who he had approached via Facebook.

He gave Gemma his phone number as a 'present' for her 16th birthday and asked her to send him a picture of herself in her underclothes.

Gemma ended up staying with Bradley after a party at his house, where she drank alcohol and was touched 'outside her clothes' by the 23-year-old.

His actions only came to light when the friend Gemma told her parents she was staying with telephoned her house – resulting in her mum forcing her to confess where she had actually been.

Bradley's south Yorkshire school was alerted and the police involved.

Bradley's phone was confiscated, and officers discovered he had been having a sexual relationship with a former pupil, Sarah (not her real name), who was 16. Described as 'embarrassed' by the Mirror she is said to still be 'coming to terms with the fact she was seduced by a paedophile'.

"Hearing he was getting a 14-year-old to send him pictures and videos makes me feel sick," she said. "I thought he was a player but now I know he was a paedophile."

All three of the teenagers' parents have been left outraged by Bradley's actions.

Rebecca's 35-year-old mum said he had taken away her daughter's innocence. "That's something we can never get back," she said.

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