March 2022

Sunderland pervert branded a ‘monster’ as he’s jailed for sex attacks on child

A pensioner was branded a “monster” as he was jailed for sickening sex offences on a child.

George Porter had led a “productive life without any criminal convictions” until he targeted the youngster.

The 74-year-old admitted causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two sexual assault offences.

Now he has been jailed for four years with a one year extended licence period.

Porter, of Front Street, Newbottle, Sunderland, must sign the sex offenders register for life and abide by a sexual harm prevention order for five years.

Recorder Carl Gumsley, at Newcastle Crown Court, said Porter put the child through a “terrifying and traumatic experience” but his guilty pleas saved them from reliving the ordeal in court.

He added: “What harm this poor child will suffer in due course is probably impossible to say at this stage.”

Porter’s victim’s family attended court for the hearing and read out impact statements on behalf of the youngster.

They said Porter’s crimes were “wicked and depraved” and that the victim’s life had been “tainted by a monster”.

Their statement added: “How do you measure the psychological impact this will have.

“He has sentenced (the child) to a lifetime of horrors and flashbacks.”