July 2018

Pervert admits sex attack on girl, 14

A man admitted sexually assaulting a schoolgirl after a woman found vile videos on his phone.

Bryan Ashcroft abused the young teenager over a number of years.

He has now been locked up for 10 years having admitting a string of child sex charges.

They included two counts of sexual assault by penetration; five counts of sexual assault; one count of voyeurism; and two counts of having indecent images of children.

Minshull Street Crown Court court heard how Ashcroft’s awful crimes were uncovered in October last year when a woman found indecent photos of the schoolgirl on his mobile.

As she scrolled through pictures, the woman came across indecent videos of the teenager.

The woman took these images straight to the police and Ashcroft was arrested, later admitting: “It must have been me.”

The 36-year-old, of School Crescent, Stalybridge, pleaded guilty to the charges at an earlier trial.

He has now been made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order and will be on the sex offender register for life.

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