June 2022

‘Monster’ paedophile subjected schoolgirl to horrific abuse and tried to cover up crimes with Pot Noodle

A self-confessed “monster” who subjected a schoolgirl to horrific sexual abuse has been jailed.

Victor Blakey sexually assaulted the girl over a number of months 

The 38-year-old paedophile appeared at Teesside Crown Court for sentencing on Friday.

His victim told the court: “He started to kiss my neck and lips. I tried to get away but he wouldn’t let me. He asked me for hugs. I said no. He would say, ‘please, please,’ then touch my breasts. He tried to get under my clothing to touch me.”

On Friday, prosecutor Shaun Dodds said that Blakey even resorted to spilling a Pot Noodle near her to cover up evidence of his sexual activity. Mr Dodds also said that Blakey warned the girl not to tell her family about the attacks.

The court heard that the girl was initially scared to tell her mum what had happened, but when she did, Blakey was arrested the following day. In a statement the girl went on to say: “I was both terrified and relieved when the police officer turned up to help.

“When the abuse happened, I felt like no one was going to help me. I felt frozen and scared to move.”

The girl’s mum said she was heartbroken when her daughter told her that she was being sexually abused: “I suffer from nightmares. I close my eyes and see my little girl’s face when coming out of the police interview.

“She was crying. I will always blame myself for not seeing the signs.”

Blakey, formerly of Middlesbrough but now of Sleights, near Whitby, pleaded guilty to five counts of the sexual assault of a child at a hearing in April.

Judge Timothy Stead handed Blakey a four-year prison term and made him subject to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order, where he will have to comply with strict notifications to the police.