July 2017

Former Harborough man jailed for sexually abusing young girls

A former Harborough man who deliberately targeted young girls for his sexual gratification has been jailed for 12 years.

Daniel Painter, 28, formerly of St Mary’s Road, Market Harborough, was sentenced to eight years for one count of rape, and to four more years for four counts of sexual activity with a child.

On release from prison, he will be the subject of a two-year extended licence and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, with strict conditions.

His name will also appear of the Sex Offenders Register for the rest of his life.

Painter was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court having been found guilty at a trial in May.

The court heard how he had befriended the schoolgirl victims at the time of the offences in 2015, and lured them back to his home where he carried out his crimes.