October 2018

Pervert sexually abused girl, 12 – and then gave her £1 to keep quiet

Pervert pensioner Stuart Glover has been jailed decades after sexually abusing a schoolgirl.

The victim was aged 12 when the defendant exposed his private parts to her, told her to indecently touch him and kissed her breasts.

After he finished he gave the girl £1 – and told her if she told anyone he would go to jail.

Now 71-year-old Glover has been jailed for four-and-a-half years at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

The court heard the victim had reported the abuse at the time only to retract her statement when she feared her identity would be revealed during a trial. She made another complaint last year.

Prosecutor Simon Phillips said: “She describes him giving her £1 and telling her he did not want to hurt her and if she told anyone he would go to jail.”

In a statement the victim said the abuse has had a detrimental effect on her life.

She said: “I feel my innocent childhood was taken away from me. No-one has the right to do that. I have always struggled to trust men.

“I have tried to move on with my life. I want people to realise once a child has been abused your life is changed forever.”

Glover, who now lives in Prestatyn, pleaded guilty to two offences of indecent assault on the day of his trial

Judge David Fletcher also handed Glover a Sexual Harm Prevention Order – which prevents him from having any unsupervised contact with any girl under 16 – and placed him on the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life.