A paedophile has been given eight more years in prison after contacting a 13-year-old girl from his cell, as officers found he had made more than 3,500 calls.

Sicko Thomas Adams was put behind bars after he was found with the teenager, who was reported missing, in his bedroom.

The 29-year-old was arrested last June when cops discovered the girl was with him.

On Wednesday, Bradford Crown Court heard that police found out Adams had still been in contact with the girl.

In October 2019, cops were made aware Adams contacted the teenager after her dad confiscated her mobile phone.

Adams had made 3,506 calls to the girl

Telephone evidence showed in just over six months while being detained, Adams had made 3,506 calls to the girl and they had exchanged 12,975 texts between them.

In February of this year, prison staff searched Adams’ cell and found a phone charger, photos of the girl, and a phone book with her contact numbers in it.

A segregation cell he had been placed in was also searched which led to the discovery of a smashed up mini mobile phone that had been hidden within the pipework of the cell.

Adams had provided prison staff with a false name for the teenager when her number was listed an approved contact, the court heard.

Adams of Bradford, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to charges of engaging in sexual activity, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and engaging in sexual communication with the teenager.

He was sentenced to eight years in prison and a five-year extended licence.

He will also be a registered sex offender for life.

Investigating Officer Stuart Lyons of Bradford Safeguarding Department, said: “The content of the calls made by Adams could best be described as extremely disturbing.

"He was abusive, threatening and coercive in his continued sexual exploitation of the child. He lied to prison staff about who he was talking to and when confronted he tried to dispose of the evidence by smashing up his mobile phone and hiding it in the pipework of his cell.

"I hope the sentence he has received today will be of some comfort to the child and her family.

"It shows that we will take action with partners to stop vulnerable young people being groomed and exploited, even when the predators are safely behind bars."