June 2013

Pervert who flicked semen on young girls’ clothing dodges jail


A pervert who flicked his semen on young girls’ clothes in the street has avoided jail.

Dale Cranshaw, 29, also made videos of schoolgirls from his bedroom window, zooming in on their legs and bottoms, a court heard.

Cranshaw, of Woodhouse Lane, Norden, Rochdale, earlier pleaded guilty to five charges of sexual assault at Bolton Crown Court.

Cranshaw, wearing a grey suit and black shirt, clasped his hands together at his waist and thanked the judge after he was handed a community-based sentence.

He was given a three year community order, including supervision and sex offenders rehabilitation.

Cranshaw (in the grey t-shirt) is seen leaving court after the judgement …

The charges relate to five incidents where young girls discovered a sticky, white substance on their clothing in BuryUnsworthPrestwich and Whitefield between October 2009 and January, this year.

Police were able to later confirm the substance was the defendant’s ejaculate.

Cranshaw took the ball from a roll-on deodorant and filled the container with his semen, prosecutors said. He then followed his five victims in the street and ‘flicked’ the liquid onto their tights, blazers and skirts, it was said.

After his arrest he told police: ‘I need help’.

Several girls burst into tears when they arrived home to find the white liquid attached to their clothes, the judge heard.

Cranshaw also earlier pleaded guilty to a separate charge of criminal damage after admitting smearing dog excrement on a car.

He was given a 12-month conditional dishcharge for that offence, which happened in Bury in September 2010.

Cranshaw’s sex crimes carried a potential jail sentence, but the judge ruled that, in the public interest, the defendant should be given extensive psychological treatment in the community to prevent him reoffending.

Austin Welch, defending, told the court his client was ashamed and remorseful, and had ‘deep, underlying issues’ which needed treatment.