March 2016

Paedophile jailed for raping schoolgirl

An Oldham paedophile that sexually abused and raped a young schoolgirl has been jailed.

Taxi driver David Haughton, 54 of Oldham was found guilty at Manchester Crown Court of 12 counts of serious sexual abuse which included: grooming, indecent assault and child rape.

The court was told that the victim was just six-years-old when the abuse started and it lasted well into her teenage years.

Haughton denied all the charges against him, but was found guilty by the jury. However, he finally came clean at his sentencing when he produced a letter to the judge admitting his vile crimes. 

The judge sentenced Haughton to a total of 14-years imprisonment

He was told he must register as a sex offender for life and will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order