June 2017

Man raped young girl in stairwell of a Toys R Us car park

A paedophile cried in the dock as he was jailed for raping a “vulnerable” young girl in the stairwell of a Toys R Us car park.

Connor Hiscocks, 22, was caught on CCTV carrying out the sick attack on the primary school aged girl, who was under the age of 13, outside the children’s toy store in Plymouth.

He was jailed for three years and four months after Plymouth Crown court heard how he abused the child over a period of 10 months between October 2015 and July 2016.

Hiscocks pleaded guilty to causing a child to engage in sexual activity and two counts of sexual activity with a child under the age of 16.

Judge Ian Lawrie told the defendant his victim was “an extremely vulnerable young lady”.

The judge noted how one of the charges of sexual activity with a child was a “specimen” count and covered a number of incidents and showed “persistent behaviour over six months”.

He said the other count of sexual activity with a child was captured on CCTV in a public area – namely the stairwell of the Toys R Us car park, in Western Approach.

As Hiscocks stood in the dock, his chin trembling as he fought back tears, Judge Lawrie sentenced him to three years and four months for one of the counts of sexual activity with a child

He sentenced Hiscocks to one year for inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two years for the second count of sexual activity with a child, with the three sentences to run concurrently.

Judge Lawrie recommended an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order to be imposed upon Hiscocks and for him to remain on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

After Hiscocks was led away by the dock officers, Judge Lawrie asked prosecutor Janice Eagles to pass on his thanks and appreciation to the young victim for coming forward and working with police to help bring the prosecution.

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