March 2018

Pervert avoids prison after offences against young child

A paedophile has avoided a prison sentence after committing sexual offences against a young girl

Stephen Horrocks of Seaforth, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court where he was found guilty of sexual offences:

  • Causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity 

  • Making and taking indecent images of children – Covering all levels of indecency

Horrock’s denied the offences which forced the young girl to give evidence against him, by way of a pre-recorded interview with specially trained officers

The court was told that the abuse started when the girl was just three-years-old.

Over the next two years, the abuse escalated. A video of one of the assaults was recovered. That video was used in court as evidence

Sentencing:

  • 24 months imprisonment suspended for two years

  • must participate in a rehabilitation activity requirement for 60 days 

  • Must carry out 220 hours of unpaid work

  • Participate in a sex offender programme for two years