Updated: Monday, 21st October 2019 @ 1:38pm

Jailed: Sick paedophile who targeted Manchester girls as young as FIVE for sex left them 'mentally scarred for life'

Jailed: Sick paedophile who targeted Manchester girls as young as FIVE for sex left them 'mentally scarred for life'

By Dean Wilkins

A vile man who preyed on girls as young as five for sex leaving them ‘mentally scarred for life’ was jailed for four years in Manchester today.

Charles Simpson, 60, of Longhey Road, Benchill, pleaded guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault after historic cases of abuse between 1977 and 1985 were reported to police.

The sickening paedophile sexually assaulted three girls between the ages of five and 11 in Wythenshawe – but the brave victims eventually contacted officers and Simpson has been jailed.

Detective Constable Suzanne Keenaghan, from the Public Protection Division, said: "As an adult, Simpson abused the trust the children and their parents placed in him and subjected them to a number of sexual assaults over a prolonged period of time.

"Thankfully, the victims were brave enough to come forward and ensure Simpson would not get away with his crimes.

"They have all been left mentally scarred by the abuse they received and I hope the sentence Simpson has received may go some way to helping mend these scars."

Simpson has also signed the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault can contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

GMP has specially trained officers in place to provide a first class response to victims and help support them through the criminal justice process.

St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester, can also be contacted on 0161 276 6515. This provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault.

Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them either as a self-referral or via Greater Manchester Police.

 

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