A manager at the Kings Head in Llandovery has been jailed for having sexual intercourse with a schoolgirl.

Nathan Pearce, aged 25, was found guilty at an earlier hearing of three offences of sexual activity with a child. He was cleared of a further two, identical charges.

He was also convicted of possessing 13 indecent images of children.

The 15-year-old girl told the jury at Swansea Crown Court that Pearce invited her to his room and they had sexual intercourse with her consent.

But she had been under age "by six or seven week."

Pearce agreed he had met the girl, but told the court there had never been sexual contact between them.

The court heard that after having sex for the first time he put £100 into her pocket even though she hadn't wanted any money from him.

They swapped messages via Facebook and exchanged telephone text messages. During one he said he could disable the CCTV cameras at the hotel.

In others, he urged her to send him pictures of her naked.

Pearce, who lives at the hotel, said he thought the girl was 16 or 17. He accepted he knew she was a schoolgirl but thought she was in a sixth form or a college.

He agreed she had been in his room at the hotel but said all they did was sit on a bed and watch television.

The court heard that the images, found on a storage device within a computer, appeared to be from "a professional shoot" of a girl aged between nine and 11. A further 21 images were judged to be "borderline."

Pearce was jailed for 30 months on April 10 and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order.