September 2023

Pervert sexualy groomed and abused girl

A pervert who groomed and sexually abused a schoolgirl has been jailed.

Carl Thomas (12/01/1984) admitted four counts of sexual activity to a child, two of making indecent photographs of a child, three charges of possession of indecent photograph of a child and one of witness intimidation.

Thomas, of Albert Street, Todmorden appeared at Preston Crown Court on August 8 and was jailed for six years and given a lifetime sexual harm prevention order and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life.

The offences happened in Bacup in 2022.

In a victim personal statement, the girl, who can’t be identified for legal reasons, said the abuse had turned her world upside down and left her feeing guilty and ashamed and blaming herself for what had happened.