A man aged 28 has been jailed for nine years for sexual offences against a girl.

Christopher Geraghty, of no fixed address, was sentenced as “an offender of particular concern” by Judge Ahmed Nadim at Bradford Crown Court.

Geraghty was convicted by a jury of six offences. They included one assault by penetration and five counts of sexual assault on a child.

Judge Nadim passed an extended prison term of nine years custody with a 12-month extended licence period.

He made a sexual harm prevention order without limit of time and ordered Geraghty to sign on the sex offender register, also without limit of time.

Conor Quinn, Geraghty’s barrister, said in mitigation that his client had no previous convictions and suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.

He would struggle with a jail sentence during the Covid prison lockdown.

Judge Nadim said that a substantial prison sentence must be meted out after Geraghty had left his victim severely damaged and suffering nightmares.