Clive Royales was jailed for six years for an illicit affair with a 12-year-old schoolgirl in 1998
Father of two Clive Royales, now 50, met the youngster at a cricket match he was sponsoring and the pair went on to have a two-year relationship.
They went on a string of dates and businessman Royales had sex with the girl up to three times a week – including on Sundays after he dropped his wife and children at church.
Mr Royales had sex with the girl up to three times a week for two years, the court heard
But 14 years after the ‘fling’ the victim, now in her 30s, started having anxiety attacks and went to see his now ex-wife Gillian and police.
Gillian gave evidence against Royales at an earlier hearing when she told how the victim had confessed to her during an emotionally-charged meeting in her back garden.
Royales, from Springhead, Oldham, was also ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register after a jury at Manchester Crown Court found him guilty of indecent assault following two retrials.
Passing sentence, Judge Bernadette Baxter told Royales: ‘’She thought she was in love with you and thought that you were her boyfriend but you entered into this selfish and wholly inappropriate relationship with her for your own sexual gratification.
“It is obvious now the impact that relationship has had on her as an adult and she suffers from anxiety, depression and psychological factors and it doesn’t take much thought to understand why. You have shown no remorse.’’
The court heard the pair began their affair in 1998 when the girl bumped into Royales in the pavilion of a cricket club, near Oldham while she was drunk on alcopops.
Father-of-two Clive was forced to sign the Sex Offenders register at Manchester Crown Court
Afterwards they went back to his home where they kissed in the kitchen. She told police: “I remember him telling me I looked really beautiful. He said, ‘you can’t be a virgin’ and in between these chats there was kissing.
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“The next time was when we had sex, on his desk at work. I was a virgin when I had sex with him the first time. After that I remember him saying he was really nervous and if he got caught he would be in so much trouble. I saved his number in my phone in case anyone checked as ‘Mr Floppy’.
“We would always have sex on a Sunday morning when his wife and children went to church.
"He would pick me up from school at dinner and drive down to the park and we would have sex in his car there.
"Then sometimes if his wife was going out I would go over to his home.
“He said we would move to Greece as soon as I was 16 and live on a boat. It sounds so stupid now. I feel like: why would anyone believe that?”
“I believed we were in love, that he loved me as well as I loved him and when I was old enough we would leave together.”
Mr Royales denied having a relationship with the girl, now in her 30s
She added: “I told his wife what happened before I went to the police and I told her I was sorry.
"She said it was not my fault. I didn’t feel like I’d been abused until recently. I tried to put it away and block it out.”
Gillian said she learnt of the fling when she was approached at her home by the victim in 2014.
She said: “Her first words were, ‘don’t hate me’. My instinct was to give her a hug.
“I held her hand and said everything was ok. I said, ‘do you want to go to the police?’.
“She said, ‘yes, please’ and asked me to go with her.”
Family friend David Curtis, who had Royales as best man at his wedding said: “At the time I didn’t know how old the girl was but I thought he was playing a dangerous game.
"I knew what he was doing was at the least immoral.’’
Royales admitted having an affair with another woman but denied having a relationship with the girl.
He said: ‘’At that time things between me and Gillian were not great.
"I have no idea why the complainant is making these allegations against me there’s no truth in them whatsoever.
“I think Gillian has got an axe to grind with myself. It never happened.’’