A Victorian man who sexually abused a 13-year-old girl, bombarding her with more than 2500 lewd calls and texts, has been jailed.
Craig Beck arranged clandestine meetings at the girl's country school, bought her a phone so they could talk and took her to a logging plantation for sex.
She reminded him she was only 13 and asked him to stop.
Beck, 36, was jailed in Victoria's County Court on Thursday for two years.
He must serve half that time before he can be considered for release on parole.
Beck began sending the girl sexual text messages, including asking her what bra and underwear she was wearing, in August 2019.
He bought her a phone so she could contact him and sent her pictures of his genitals. He also went to the girl's school during class breaks and touched her indecently.
"You act like you're 18 around me ... I love that," Beck said in one message.
Another read: "I want you so bad".
Phone records showed he communicated with her 2567 times between August and November last year.
When police asked questions, Beck said the girl had been clingy and was the one who kept ringing and pursuing him.
He ended up pleading guilty to sexual assaulting and sexual penetrating a child under the age of 16. He also admitted using a carriage service to transmit indecent communications with a child under 16.
The girl told the court the abuse had wrecked her relationships with family and friends, made it hard to trust people, and left her anxious and depressed.
Judge Anne Hassan took into account Beck's kidney disease when sentencing him.
He had a transplant in 2017 but needs another, is obese, depressed and requires dialysis three times a week.
Beck must complete a two-year community correction order once he gets out of prison.