February 2016

Pervert jailed after grooming schoolgirl online


A 48-year-old sex offender that groomed a schoolgirl online has been jailed

Former baker at the local Sainsbury’s Francis William Turner of Countess Way, Bamber Bridge was found guilty of attempting to meet a girl under 16 years old for sexual contact following online grooming.

Turner had groomed the 14-year-old schoolgirl over a period of 3 months. 

The court was told that Turner had sent a series of sexually explicit and disgusting messages to the child.

Turner was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and will be required to register as a sex offender.