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A homeless man repaid the kindness of a friend who offered him shelter - by sleeping with the man's teenage daughter.
Sneering pervert Tobias Auffret was caught naked in bed with the under-age girl before boasting: "There is nothing you can do about it."
But the 31-year-old former garden centre worker, of no fixed address, has now been jailed for three years.
Judge James O'Mahony told him he had been callous, adding: "What a dreadful shock it must have been when the father discovered you in his daughter's bedroom."
Prosecutor Dominic Connolly told Canterbury Crown Court how Auffret had pleaded guilty to two sample charges of having sexual activity with a child.
The father-of three had lost his home "due to housing difficulties" and had been offered accommodation in Folkestone.
But in June last year, the victim's father was going up to bed when he noticed his daughter's bedroom light was on and went inside to turn it off.
"He saw his daughter lying on the bed completely naked and also lying on that bed was the defendant..." - prosecutor Dominic Connolly
"When he went in, he saw his daughter lying on the bed completely naked and also lying on that bed was the defendant," said Mr Connolly.
The prosecutor said the furious father threw Auffret out of the house and discovered later that his warped lodger had been grooming the schoolgirl for weeks.
She later told police: "I lost my virginity to this guy."
The victim's mother confronted Auffret about the allegations in a telephone call and asked him: "What happened last night?"
He started laughing before using an expletive to describe having sex with the girl.
Auffret added: "I have been doing it for weeks while you lot have been in bed asleep. There is nothing you can do about it."
Auffret, who has had a partner for eight years, claimed he could not remember how many times he had sex with the child.
His barrister Paul Hogben said as a result of the incidents he has now lost his job, his relationship and his family.
"His family now want nothing to do with him, but he did not target the child.
"He is not a sexual predator who targets young children. This came about because of human weakness."
Judge James O'Mahony told Auffret it had been "an extraordinary breach of trust" and he had "callously laughed" by telling the parents they could do nothing about him having sex with their daughter.
He jailed him and imposed an eight-year sex offences prevention order to keep him away from children.
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