A man convicted of performing a sex act in front of a 14-year-old schoolgirl has been jailed for four years at Lincoln Crown Court.
Stevan Angeloni’s victim manage to film him on her mobile phone providing crucial evidence which led a jury to convict him after he denied the offence.
The jury heard that moments after the incident Angeloni asked the girl if he could sexually assault her but did not pursue his request after she declined.
The offences came to light after the girl showed the mobile phone footage to her school friends.
Angeloni, 41, of Manor Drive, Great Gonerby, denied charges of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity on February 28, 2012, but was found guilty by a jury at Lincoln Crown Court. He was placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.
He denied a further eight sexual offences involving the 14-year-old and three other young children and was cleared by the jury
Judge Michael Heath, passing sentence, told Angeloni: “What you did in front of that 14-year-old girl was a disgusting thing to do.
“The girl had the presence of mind to film you as you masturbated and eventually you were constrained to admit that it was you on the footage. I have no doubt that you are an engaging and well-regarded personality.
“I have read an abundance of references that speak highly of you. You have shown yourself to be a hard working man but only prison sentences can be justified for these offences.”
Mark Watson, defending, said Angeloni had never been in trouble before. He said: “He has lost his good name. He recognises the seriousness of the situation he is in. The allegations globally and the two convictions have already taken a significant toll on him and his family. “