A Derbyshire nurse sent lewd messages to a woman before sexually touching her at a hospital.
Stephen Hargreaves, who worked at a Derby nursing home, had a 'friendly relationship' with his victim to begin with, a court heard.
He went on to send her Facebook messages with 'sexual materials', made suggestions towards her of a sexual nature and went on to sexually touch her.
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Judge Ebrahim Mooncey, who presided over the case at Derby Crown Court, slammed the 42-year-old's actions and handed him a custodial sentence.
He said: "You were a team leader in a nursing home. We have heard about the victim in this case that you had a friendly relationship.
"You had a sexual interest because of your Facebook messages, you sent her sexual materials."
The judge said Hargreaves made lewd suggestions to the victim.
"While (at the hospital) you got up behind her and sexually touched her. An internal investigation took place. You were interviewed by the police about this.
"You are someone of good character and as you pleaded guilty you have lost your good character, you have also lost your employment as a nurse and are unlikely to be employed as a nurse again."
Gareth Gimson, prosecuting, outlined the case to the court.
He told the judge that prior to the sexual touching, Hargreaves had sent the woman several messages of a sexual nature.
He then went on to speak to her in person where he made sexual suggestions. He then went on to sexually touch her.
William Bennett, mitigating for Hargreaves, told the court that Hargreaves had no previous convictions and had lost his good character.
He said: "There was a couple of Facebook messages that the defendant quite clearly got wrong, I'm not suggesting that it justifies what he did.
"He shouldn't have touched her and it is something he realises and regrets. It is quite a spectacular fall from grace.
"He has lost his good character and lost it quite spectacularly. He has had to speak to his family and they are not at all impressed. He has lost his job as a nurse."
Hargreaves, of Wingfield Drive, Ilkeston, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual touching.
Judge Mooncey handed him three months in prison.
He will also be on the sex offender register for seven years.