August 2017

NSPCC welcomes sentencing of man who was found guilty of child abduction and sexual assault

THE NSPCC has welcomed the sentencing of a dangerous 58-year-old sex offender who has been jailed for more thna three and a half years after targeting girls at a playground.

Mark Lewis, 58 of Gaskell Court in Parr, was sentenced to a 45 month term after facing five charges at Liverpool Crown Court.

He was convicted of a count of sexual assault of a girl, two counts of taking a child without lawful authority so as to keep them from lawful control and two counts of making a child under 13 watch a sexual act.

In May this year Lewis targeted two girls – aged eight and seven – and then sexually assaulted one of them.

It is reported he bought them crisps and alcohol and coaxed the older girl, as she played on a swing, to allow him to touch her sexually.

Two other historical offences were outlined in court dating back to 2004.