A chazan has been sent to jail for seven years over sexual offences against a teenage girl.

Jason Blair, 47, from Mill Hill, will face time behind bars and is to be placed on the sexual offenders register indefinitely, after being charged on five counts of abuse.

The first offence took place when she was 13 years of age, the second two when she was 14. They occurred between January and February 2016.

Blair, of Halegrove Gardens, sexually abused the girl in Cheshunt, when he had been performing in an amateur dramatics production of ‘Sleeping Beauty.’

Before being found guilty April 30, Blair denied the charges and insisted: “Not only did it never happen, just even thinking about it is horrendous. I never did it – it never happened.”

Blair is known as a glass-blower and events manager, occasionally doing bar and bat mitzvahs and other family simchas. He also acted as a bar mitzvah tutor.