June 2016: Now living and working as a mechanic in Dalton

April 2014

Cumbrian man is jailed for sex offence with child


A Cumbrian man has been jailed for 12 months after admitting engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Jason Barry, 42, of Mouzel, near Dalton, initially denied two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a minor, one count of sexual activity with a minor and one count of rape.

He admitted one count and the other charges were dropped.

The offences took place between March 2010 and July 2011.

The court was told that the vulnerable schoolgirl was just 13-years-old. She later became pregnant with his child as a result.

As well as being jailed, Barry was put under a five-year Sexual Offences Prevention Order, put on the sex offenders register and put under a two-year restraining order.

He appeared before Preston Crown Court on April 4.