"As a consequence of his conduct, the childhood and adolescence of this young girl has been stolen.
When interviewed by detectives, the victim said the relationship turned intimate when she and Yardley began texting each other.
A former police community support officer has been jailed for 10 years after having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl.Initially the texts were innocent and playful but over time they became sexual in natureAndrew Scott, Prosecutor.Michael søk g punktet kvinne Yardley, 35, had sex with the girl at least five times while she was 12 and 13, Lincoln Crown Court heard.Yardley initially denied the offences when he was interviewed by police but in a later interview he admitted having sex with the girl.Yardley worked with the Sleaford neighbourhood policing team from 2008 but the court heard he did not meet the girl through his police work.Recorder John Philpotts said Yardley had breached his position of trust."From there, the relationship progressed to a sexual one.".
Detective Inspector Guy Leach said: "Michael Yardley is a very dangerous person to young girls.
Andrew Scott, prosecuting, said: "Initially the texts were innocent and playful but over time they became sexual in nature, and that was from both of them.
Allison Summers, defending, said Yardley had no previous convictions and had spared the girl having to give evidence at a trial by pleading guilty.
He said: "The long-term emotional and psychological effects on the victim herself can only be guessed but I have no doubt that they will be serious and substantial.".
"As and when he is released from custody he will be on the registered sex offenders list for life and will be managed by the Dangerous Persons Management Unit to ensure that he is never able to again put himself in a position where.They exchanged text messages of a sexual nature and Yardley bought the girl presents.Yardley, who admitted a charge of raping a child under 13, resigned from Lincolnshire Police after his arrest.On 5 December 2010, Yardley's wife found him sitting on a sofa with the girl with his arm over her shoulder and stroking her neck.He also pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual activity with a child aged.