May 2004

Prison for pervert who made schoolgirl pregnant 

Shanklin Jeweller and shop owner John Harris, 55 has been jailed for a year after making a schoolgirl pregnant.

Harris of Shanklin, cried in the dock at the IW Crown Court as he was handed a prison sentence after admitting two counts of having sexual intercourse with a child aged under 16

The court was told that Harris was a family friend, but groomed the girl for his own perverted desire

As well as being jailed, Harris was told that he must also register as a sex offender