July 2010

Paedophile ‘forced girls to have sex’

A SEX beast who lured four 13-year-old girls into bed left a judge at Chester Crown Court disgusted.

Judge Roger Dutton jailed Michael Farrell, aged 20, of Haig Road, Widnes, for four years and eight months and put him on licence for a further four years and eight months on his release.

Farrell will be on the sex offenders’ register for life and was ordered to have no unsupervised contact with any girl under 16. He was also barred from any contact with named victims.

Judge Roger Dutton told Farrell: “You are 20, they were only 13. In each case, you forced the girls into a sexual encounter.

“You had sex without protection. If one girl became pregnant, you’d have moved on to another one and dumped her with the child. It is disgusting.

“There is no offence of rape but you took advantage of them and their vulnerability. You present a significant risk to young girls.”

Myles Wilson, QC, prosecuting, said Farrell used Facebook and a mobile phone to contact the girls. He knew they were only 13 because their ages was displayed on Facebook. He invited the first girl to his house. Mr Wilson said: “She agreed to have sex in case he flipped.”

The second victim suffered with depression, harmed herself, tried to commit suicide and had a miscarriage.

Simon Berkson, defending, asked the judge to give Farrell credit for his guilty plea, which meant the victims did not have to give evidence.

Farrell had previous convictions which included the kidnap of a 16-year-old girl, assault, battery, possession of an offensive weapon, cannabis and breaching orders.

As Farrell was led out of the dock, the dad of one victim shouted: “I’ll be waiting for you.”