October 2016

Like father like son – teen pervert follows in footsteps of paedophile dad

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A teenage pervert was locked up for abusing underage girls – just months after his paedophile dad was jailed for rape .

Samuel Langton jnr, 18, was found guilty of molesting three teeanage victims, in a trial last month.

Earlier this year the teen – who at the time could not be named due to his age – also stood trial alongside Samuel Langton snr, 56 .

Langton jnr, who was accused of offering his dad’s victim £8,000 to drop the case, was cleared of perverting the course of justice.

But Langton snr, of Grafton Street, Toxteth , was jailed for 16 years after he was found guilty of four counts of rape and 10 sexual assaults.

Today the younger of the two paedophiles appeared at Liverpool Youth Court to be sentenced.

Langton jnr, of Richmond Terrace, Anfield, was found guilty of nine counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with one girl.

The court heard he was aged 17 at the time, but she was much younger.

Langton jnr was also found guilty of assaulting the schoolgirl, causing her actual bodily harm, by kicking her, and criminal damage after smashing her mobile phone.

The teen was convicted of sexually assaulting a second victim, in Liverpool city centre, by touching her breasts and bottom.

Langton jnr was found guilty of engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity with a third girl, on a street in Cressington.

He was convicted of making her watch him masturbate and taking an indecent photograph of her breasts.

Langton jnr admitted two counts of cannabis possession after twice being caught with small quantities of the drug.

District Judge Wendy Lloyd said Langton jnr, who denied any wrongdoing with the girls, was “a young man left very much on his own”.

She said: “He seems to be a very lonely character. I understand that he doesn’t trust or like anybody very much.”

Jeremy Rawson, defending, said his sobbing client was now totally isolated from his family.

He said: “He is virtually a recluse. He has almost imposed isolation to keep away from others and to keep away from members of the public.”

Mr Rawson asked the judge to take into account Langton jnr’s “sorrowful life”.

District Judge Lloyd said the first victim “seemed to be under this young man’s spell”.

She said his attack on the second girl was “a form of sexual bullying”.

The judge said the third victim was particularly vulnerable and he took indecent pictures of her to exert control.

She said: “If he has got photographs of her bare breasts then he has got potentially ammunition for the future.

“You took her down lonely, dark roads and did with her what you wanted. I believe she was extremely frightened.”

District Judge Lloyd accepted that Langton jnr “had a great deal to cope with”.

She said: “You find it difficult probably to have relationships with girls nearer your age.

“You were looking for young girls because you find them easier to manipulate.

“I have some worries about your attitudes towards girls generally. You perhaps have some very negative thoughts about girls.”

The judge handed Langton jnr two years in a young offenders institution.

She made a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and told him to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for three and a half years.