October 2017

Barrow paedophile jailed for nine years for child sexual abuse offences

A MAN found guilty of sexually abusing a young girl in Barrow 25 years ago has been jailed.

Dennis John Harrison was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Thursday September 28.

The 56-year-old was jailed for a total of nine years after being found guilty of four offences after a trial.

Harrison, of Suffolk Street in Barrow, had:

  • Indecently assaulted a girl aged under 14 on October 11 in 1991

  • Indecently assaulted a girl aged under 14 between July 20 in 1989 and July 19 in 1991

  • Incited a girl aged under 14 to commit an act of gross indecency with himself on October 11 in 1991

  • Incited a girl aged under 14 to commit an act of gross indecency with himself on October 11 in 1991.

All four offences took place in Barrow.

Harrison was also given a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

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