June 2016

Pervert groomed vulnerable teen girl for sex using Blackberry Messenger


A teenager who groomed a vulnerable schoolgirl for sex has been jailed.

Jake Moore, 18, also sexually abused two other teenage girls , police discovered.

Moore, of Birch View in Wardle, Rochdale , pleaded guilty to eight charges of sexual activity with a child in relation to the three girls, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.

He was locked up by a judge for four years and six months at a sentencing hearing at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court

Moore was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register indefinitely and he received a seven-year sexual harm prevention order to protect the public from future offending.

In February last year, detectives from a specialist team set up to combat child sexual exploitation launched an investigation into sex abuse suffered by a young girl.

It emerged that Moore met his victim over Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and despite knowing her age, pursued her and groomed her into having sex with him. He was 17 at the time.

Police said Moore was ‘advised by several agencies about the contact with the girl’ as a result.

However, he continued to groom her and was arrested. It was shown that he had sexually abused the girl for more than a year.

Detectives analysed his mobile phone and it led to two further victims being discovered.