September 2019

10 years for Chaddesden fiend who sexually abused young girl

A young girl has been left scared in her own home and fearful of walking to school after she was sexually assaulted by a Chaddesden man.

Mark Ollerenshaw pleaded guilty to preying on the youngster when she was aged under 13.

Derby Crown Court how he touched parts of her body above and below her clothing.

The 52-year-old told her “not to tell anyone” what he was doing.

Judge Shaun Smith QC, who presided over the case, jailed Ollerenshaw for 10 years.

Adrian Amer, prosecuting, said: “The victim told her mum all about what had been happening.

“They told the police and he was arrested.”

Mr Amer read out two victim impact statements from the victim and the victim’s mother.

In the victim’s statement, he revealed she finds it difficult walking to school by herself, her mum doesn’t like her going out on her own and she doesn’t play with her friends.

He said she finds it hard to sleep at night.

He then read out her mother’s statement, and said: “The mother said the whole incident has been breaking her heart and says her daughter will never be free of what happened.

“It has affected other members of the family as well.”

The court heard how a psychological report had been produced about Ollerenshaw which revealed he had difficulties.

The judge stated he was somebody who had an “extremely low range of mental ability”.

Ollerenshaw, of Cowsley Road, pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting a child under 13 by penetration and one count of sexual assault on a girl under 13.

In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Smith imposed a restraining order ordering Ollerenshaw not to make contact with his victim.

In passing sentence, Judge Smith said: “You sexually assaulted (the victim). Sometimes it was over clothing and sometimes not, sometimes you were clothed and sometimes not.

“She must have been terrified by what you were doing to her.

“She cannot feel safe. Her mother has lost trust in people because of what you did to her daughter.”