August 2023

Pervert who groped schoolgirl in Co-op jailed for second time

A pervert who groped a schoolgirl in a Co-op has been locked up for the second time.

Aron Joines was jailed earlier this year after he was convicted of committing a sex offence.

The 33-year-old claimed he had tried to snatch a £20 note from the girl’s bag but he missed and touched her bottom. The ordeal left the girl too scared to go out and caused her to suffer panic attacks, a court heard.

Joines, 33, appealed his conviction and sentence. He was released from prison just three weeks into his sentence.

But his appeal has now been thrown out, with Joines told he must go back to prison and serve the rest of his jail term.

Joines was jailed for six months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court in January after magistrates convicted him of sexually assaulting a child under 13 by touching.

 The defendant was handed a seven-year sexual harm prevention order and must sign the sex offenders register for seven years.