A 27-year-old builder, Alan Hall, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for repeatedly luring a 14-year-old girl into his van for sex as she walked to or from school.
The Coventry Telegraph reports that Hall would stare at the girl and compliment her as he cycled past her in the street before things took a sexual turn.
Police prosecutors say that in December 2013, Hall pulled up alongside the girl, who was always dressed in school uniform, and offered her a lift.
He drove to nearby garages where he kissed her and during subsequent meetings Hall got her to carry out other sexual acts.
Fortunately a concerned teacher spotted the 14-year-old getting in to the van and contacted her parents.
Police traced the vehicle to a Coventry building firm and later that evening Hall was arrested from his home in Southam Close, Canley.