June 2020

Man jailed for sex offence against teenager after claiming he was ‘relieving her stress’

A man who committed a sexual offence against a schoolgirl claimed he was doing so to “relieve her stress”.

Terrence Dean, 46, of St Helens, committed sexual offences against the young girl on more than one occasion.

He was sentenced for the sexual offence against the girl and for making indecent images.

The 46-year-old appeared via video link from HMP Altcourse at Liverpool Crown Court earlier today before Judge David Aubrey, QC.

Fiona McNeill, prosecuting, explained the offences took place earlier this year.

Dean had pleaded guilty to the offences on January 11 this year.

In message communications with the girl Dean also said he would “come and sort her out”.

When his phone was seized officers found 15 naked images of the teenager, and in interview the girl said she had been asked to send photos of herself on an almost daily basis.

Judge Aubrey handed Dean a sentence of four years and nine months, reduced from five years due to Dean’s early guilty plea and the current situation in prisons regarding coronavirus.

Dean was also given a Sexual Harm and Prevention Order, which he will be listed on indefinitely.