February 2015

34-year-old Man jailed for 18 months after sex attack on 10-year-old girl

A cleaning company supervisor was jailed for 18 months for a sex attack on a 10-year-old girl.

Liam Williams was sent to prison and placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years after groping the youngster.

The judge, Recorder Tim Raggatt QC, sitting at Leicester Crown Court, told Williams said: “Childhood is precious.

“It is supposed to be one of the most secure and happy and beautiful times of our lives

“You entered this little girl’s childhood and degraded it and degraded it for your own sexual gratification.”

Williams (34) of St Thomas Road, Wigston, had pleaded not guilty to sexual assault on a girl under the age of 13 in August 2013.

He was found guilty after a trial at Leicester Crown Court last month.

Prosecutor Ben Gow told how Williams groped the 10-year-old.

He said Williams asked her if she enjoyed the touching and told her not to tell anyone about the incident.

Mr Gow said the assault had had a profound effect on both the child and her mother.

He said: “The mother had to have three months off work and used medication to try to reduce her anxiety.”

He said the young girl had been very upset by having to give evidence at the trial.

Scott Brady, defending, told how his client will now lose his job.

He said: “He maintains his position that he is not guilty of this offence.”

The judge said Williams was guilty of a grotesque crime.

He said: “You took the opportunity to cynically abuse this little girl.”

The judge made Williams subject of a sexual offences prevention order banning him from having any contact with females under the age of 18 until further notice.

He was also made the subject of a restraining order stopping him from contacting either the victim or her mother until further notice.