September 2016

Liverpool paedophile admits raping little girl hundreds of times


A Liverpool man faces a long prison sentence after admitting raping a little girl hundreds of times.

Anthony Morgan pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to targeting his victim from the age of six on-wards.

The 40-year-old admitted raping her on no less than 225 occasions, plus a further attempted rape.

The paedophile, formerly of Ullet Road, Toxteth , and Rocky Lane, Childwall , is now of no fixed address.

Morgan, with short brown hair and glasses, appeared via video link from HMP Forest Bank for a short hearing this morning.

The sex offender, wearing a black zip-up top, spoke only to confirm his personal details and enter his pleas.

Morgan – also known as Anthony Murphy – admitted eight counts of rape and one count of attempted rape.

He denied raping the girl no less than 60 times, when she was aged just four and five.

Dan Travers, prosecuting, said the Crown had decided not to pursue these allegations to trial.

The court heard these counts would be ordered to lie on the file.

Judge Brian Cummings, QC, said Morgan would be sentenced at a later date and remanded him in custody.