May 2016

Pervert jailed for four years after abusing little girl

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A Wirral man who sexually abused a little girl was jailed for four years today.

Damien Brown denied allegations that he abused the child when she was just four years old but was convicted by a jury after a trial on sexual assault charges.

Jailing him Judge Alan Conrad, QC, said that it was a serious case and the victim has been affected in a number of different ways. He added: “No one can say what the long term affects will be.”

He pointed out that 30-year-old Brown had shown no remorse and had claimed that the child’s mum had put her up to making the allegation.

Brown, of New Chester Road, Rock Ferry , was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order was imposed for five years.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that the child told her mum how Brown had pulled down her clothing and sexually abused her.

The police were informed and he was arrested. When the victim’s clothing was forensically examined bodily fluids were found, said Robert Dudley, prosecuting.

The child’s mum told the court that the girl was “still bright and breezy” but there have been some behavioural problems and confusion in her mind.

Paul Treble, defending, said that Brown, who has previous convictions but not for sexual offences, maintains he is not guilty.

Mr Treble said it had been a one-off offence after Brown, who suffers from depression, had been drinking.

He added that Brown was in the Territorial Army but had to leave because of his depression. He said he is now acquiring engineering qualifications and will probably move back to his family in Shropshire after his release.