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Crayford predatory paedophile admits grooming 14-year-old girl on Facebook
A “PREDATORY paedophile” from Crayford who groomed a “vulnerable” 14-year-old girl on Facebook has been convicted at the Old Bailey.
Steven Clive, of Russell Close, used a fake name to develop his relationship with the victim between May and July 2011.
The 35-year-old met with the young girl in south-east London on “several occasions” where he had sex with her.
It was only when the teenager confided in a friend about the relationship that police became involved.
Clive pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two counts of sexual activity with a child.
Detective Constable Chris Hammond, of the Met Police’s Sapphire command, said: "Steven Clive is a predatory paedophile who has targeted a vulnerable young girl to satisfy his own sexual needs.
“The MPS is dedicated to protecting the public from sexual predators and encourage victims to come forward.
“They will be fully supported by specially trained officers."
Detective Chief Inspector Pete Thomas added: "The victim was targeted, groomed and exploited by Clive.
“This crime again shows how the internet and social media can be used by paedophiles to snare their victims.
“This conviction will provide reassurance that we will relentlessly pursue those who commit these dreadful crimes against children."
Clive will be sentenced at the same court on May 2.