April 2016

Man jailed for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl

Mark Todd, 28, of Madison Street, Gorton has been sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to two years in prison.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault, one count of sexual assault by penetration and inciting a female aged 18 or under to engage in sexual activity prior to today’s sentencing.

On Saturday 18 April 2015 two girls aged 15 and 14 visited a house in Newton Heath, Manchester, which belonged to the 14-year-old’s older sister.

Mark Todd was at the house.

After being given drugs and alcohol, the girls stayed at the house overnight and at around 5am on Sunday 19 April 2016 they went to sleep in the sister’s bed.

A few hours later the 15-year-old woke to find Mark Todd in the bed next to her. Todd then sexually assaulted her whilst the 14-year-old was in the bed next to them.