July 2023

Sex offender jailed for six and a half years

A perverted man who preyed on a teenage girl has been sentenced to six and a half years behind bars, handed a sexual harm prevention order and placed on the sex offenders register for life after being found guilty of sexual related offences against a child.

Liam Netherton, aged 28, of Lancaster Road in Wigan, formally of Flixborough, North Lincolnshire, was sentenced on Tuesday 11 July at Grimsby Crown Court, after a jury found him guilty of five counts engaging in sexual activity with a child under 15 following a five-day trial.

The sexual predator, Netherton, targeted his victim between October 2018 and January 2019 with the intention to gain their trust and take advantage of them in a bid to fulfil his sexual pleasures.