Seaton Delaval ‘abhorrent’ paedophile back behind bars
A paedophile is back behind bars after he was convicted of sick sex attacks on a seven-year-old girl.
Glen Dickinson had already served a prison sentence for abusing another young girl when she was aged under 10
Now he has been jailed for 11 years after the second victim bravely came forward to tell police what he had done to her.
As he was locked up at Newcastle Crown Court, a victim impact statement from the girl was read out.
She said she had been left with anxiety and depression and had to move as she felt like people knew what had happened.
She added: “I’m scared to go out by myself and I can’t face going anywhere near the area where this happened.
“I have flashbacks and nightmares about what happened and I struggle to get to sleep.
“Even though he was put in jail it doesn’t take away what he did to me.
“I’m left with this my whole life and it doesn’t go away. It doesn’t give me peace that he’s in jail, no sentence ever would.
“The abuse has had a catastrophic effect. I’m also serving a sentence, except mine is for life.”
Dickinson, 37, of Kearsley Close, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, was found guilty by a jury of two serious sexual assaults on the child.
It was in 2014 that he was convicted of the earlier sex offences on the first victim. The new offending happened before that but only came to light more recently.
Judge Tim Gittins said Dickinson had an “abhorrent paedophilic interest” in young girls.
Referring to the victim, he added: “She had a bear a dreadful secret and has been deeply affected by your actions towards her and continues to be so.”
The judge said the abuse had left the girl “hurt and distressed”.
He added: “What you have done to her will endure, no doubt, for some time.”
Judge Gittins said Dickinson poses a substantial risk to girls of cause serious harm and concluded he is a dangerous offender.”
He was jailed for 11 years with an extended licence period of a further year.
Sex offender registration and a sexual offences prevention order imposed in 2014 continue to be in force.
Jail sentences for two Wallsend perverts who abused same girl from the age of six