Pervert sexually assaulted in prison by another male prisoner
A child molester who trawled Merseyside’s streets looking for girls has been sexually assaulted in prison by another male prisoner
Paul Orritt, 51, groomed three vulnerable schoolgirls by plying them with cigarettes, alcohol and cocaine.
The dad-of-four, from Ingoe Lane, Kirkby, then sexually assaulted one of the girls, despite his victim telling him to stop.
But yesterday Liverpool Crown Court heard the crying pervert intended to complain to police about a sex attack on him in jail.
Philip Astbury, defending, said: “Last week he himself was subject to an assault in prison. A sexual assault I should say.”
Orritt was convicted of indecent assault after molesting a 14-year-old girl outside the social club where he worked in 1998.
He was handed nine months in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders Register.
In 2008, a 13-year-old girl said he gave her a lift in his car and asked if they could “get to know each other better”.
Orritt denied any wrongdoing and police took no further action, but magistrates gave him a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SOPO).
It banned him from communicating with unsupervised children and from approaching any female in public while driving his car.
But he met three girls, including one who was particularly vulnerable due to family problems, this year.
Orritt saw this girl and another friend in St Helens town centre one night, introduced himself as “Jonno”, and offered them a lift home.
Sarah Holt, prosecuting, said: “He asked if they ‘liked to sniff’, a reference, the prosecution say, to sniffing cocaine.”
He drove them to a supermarket car park and gave them lines of powder they thought was the Class A drug.
Ms Holt said the first girl agreed to exchange phone numbers with Orritt and continued to meet him to “get free drugs”.
He asked her to send him pictures of herself and she then introduced him to two other girls.
Ms Holt said: “He would buy them cigarettes and alcohol and provide them with ‘lemo’.”
The first girl agreed to kiss him and let him touch her breasts and genital area in his car.
She recalled how if she did not, he would call her “a waste of space” and “pointless”.
On one occasion Orritt got in the back seat with the second girl and tried to kiss and touch her.
Despite her saying no and feeling scared, he put his hand between her legs.
His crimes came to light when a school teacher overheard the second girl talking about him.
He admitted sexual assault and three counts of breaching his SOPO ahead of a trial.
Bully Orritt was jailed for two years in 2014 after pretending to be city gangster James ‘Pancake’ Taylor to extort £8,000 from a farmer.
He visited the victim’s home in Simonswood and threatened to torch his family’s cars and shoot him in a terrifying blackmail plot.
Judge Denis Watson, QC, said Orritt targeted the girls in “blatant and flagrant” breaches of the order when “on the lookout for young females”.
The judge said it would never be known if the powder was cocaine, but added: “You wanted them to believe it was.”
He said he took the schoolgirls to secluded places and his “grooming conduct” was “planned with a degree of care”.
Judge Watson said the first girl agreed to sexual touching, but the second “couldn’t have made it clearer she didn’t want anything to do with you.”
He jailed Orritt for 28 months, who pleaded: “I’ve let my family down – I don’t want my family to suffer. I don’t want it in the papers.”
However, Judge Watson replied: “There is a public interest in the reporting of cases.”