October 2008

Man jailed for sexually assaulting two girls

A 55-year-old man has been jailed for eight months after sexually assaulting young girls.

David Roney,of Balmain Road, Davyhulme, was sentenced today at Minshull Street Crown Court, to eight months imprisonment for two counts of sexual assault.

He received eights months for each count to run concurrently.

Roney has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.

The court heard that last September, Roney sexually assaulted a four-year-old girl. She told him to stop but he didn’t and the following day she told her mother what had happened.

Roney was arrested and questioned about the incident but denied the offence.

A six-year-old girl then made a similar allegation about Roney and last November he was charged with these offences.

Detective Constable Nicola Graham of Trafford Public Protection Investigation Unit said: “These two very young victims have been extremely brave in coming forward and reporting this man for his behaviour.

“They knew what he was doing was wrong and today he has had to face the consequences of his depraved actions.”

Anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault can contact Greater Manchester Police on            0161 872 5050       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.