July 2022

Sex predator repeatedly raped 13 year old schoolgirl

A predatory paedophile who groomed and repeatedly raped a 13 year old schoolgirl has been jailed for life.

Chris Morris groomed the youngster by buying her presents before assaulting her to satisfy his perverted sexual urges.

The girl described how her whole family had changed because of what Morriss had done and how he had robbed her of the chance to be a normal teenager.

Morriss, 49, formerly of Denecliff, Liverpool was convicted of ten rapes on the 13-year-old and was jailed for life earlier this week.

He must serve at least 11 years before he is eligible to apply for parole. The judge described him as a dangerous offender.

Police launched an investigation in 2021 after it came to light Morriss had breached the terms of the sex offenders register since his release from prison for previous sexual offences.

He had entered a long-term relationship with a woman who did not know about his history, staying at her home in West Lancashire.

Morriss changed his name to avoid detection but was jailed for three-and-a-half years last year.

It was during that investigation that the rapes of the 13-year-old were uncovered.