March 2015

Widnes man jailed for eight years for sexual offences against young girl

A WIDNES pervert has been caged for eight years for historic sexual abuse against a young girl including attempted rape.

Anthony Parton, 47, of Cunningham Road in Ditton, was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday, March 11

The court said that charges included attempted rape, indecency with a child and indecent assault.

Alison Mutch, deputy chief crown prosecutor with Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said that Parton ‘abused this woman for several years’ from when she was aged eight years old until she was twelve years old

She said: “Parton committed a series of extremely serious sexual offences on what was a very young girl, with no thought for her feelings at all or the impact it was having on her.

“She may not have fully understood what was happening but she knew it was wrong and felt powerless to do anything about it.

“I would like to thank her for her bravery in finally coming forward to tell the authorities what she had endured as a child. Parton has now been brought to justice and is now serving eight years in prison after pleading guilty to 14 offences including attempted rape and indecent assault.”