A Spalding farmer, caged for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, has failed to convince top judges he was wrongly convicted.
Perverted Adrian Massam (41) molested his young victim, touched her breasts and put her hand on his private parts in a series of sickening attacks.
Massam, of Barlings Drove, Sutton St James, was jailed for three-and-a-half years at Lincoln Crown Court in October last year after he was convicted of eight counts of sexual assault of a child under 13.
He was also handed a sexual offences prevention order barring him from unsupervised contact with children and placed on the sex offenders register.
On Friday, three top judges at London’s Court of Appeal rejected a conviction challenge by Massam, dismissing claims he did not receive a fair trial.
Mr Justice Herinques said Massam had kissed his young victim, groped her breasts, touched her genitals and put her hand on his penis.
When Massam was arrested he protested his innocence but was found guilty by the jury after a trial before Judge Mark Wall QC in August, last year.
Massam argued before the Appeal Court that Judge Wall erred in refusing his trial lawyer permission to quiz the young victim on her previous contact with members of the opposite sex.
But Mr Justice Henriques, sitting with Lady Justice Hallett and Judge Martyn Zeidman QC, said: “Permission for cross-examination about these matters was refused, and rightly so. Accordingly, this application is refused.”