January 2021

Jailed for four years for child sexual offences

A man has been jailed for four years for child sex offences and abduction.

Kaden Hand aged 20 of no fixed abode was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to four years imprisonment after pleading guilty to one count of engaging in sexual communications with a child and being found guilty of one count of child abduction and four counts of sexual activity with a child.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and issued with a six year sexual harm prevention order as well as a five year restraining order.

The offences relate to two girls.

The court heard how, in April 2020, Hand contacted a 13-year-old girl via social media, lied about his age and arranged to meet her in a park the following day. Whilst at the park, Hand engaged in sexual activity with the girl.

A short time later, Hand and the girl attended hospital after he claimed that he felt unwell and staff contacted police to raise concerns about her age.

Officers attended and Hand was arrested on suspicion of child abduction. Further enquiries established that Hand had engaged in sexual activity with the girl on more than one occasion.

Hand was described as a paedophile who exploited a young girl, lying about his age to encourage her to meet him. He knew how old she was but he simply didn’t care.

The investigation also established that Hand had sent messages of a sexual nature to a 15-year-old girl.