July 2022

Pervert had sick obession with child


A man who had a sick ‘obsession’ with a child has been jailed for a string of sexual offences.

Police were tipped off about the perverted behaviour of Jonathan Roberts, 30, of Tameside who was sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court

The court heard how the offences occurred while Roberts visited an address where the young victim lived.

After a short period of time, police received a report relating to concerns over Roberts’ fixation with the child.

It triggered an in-depth investigation by detectives in Tameside, which led to Roberts’ arrest in November 2021.

A subsequent search of his mobile phone also identified an indecent image of a child.

Roberts, of no fixed abode, was charged with one count of attempt rape of a child, two counts of sexual activity in front of a child, one count of sexual assault of a child and one count of possession of indecent images.

He pleaded guilty to the offences and has been jailed for more than three-and-a-half years