March 2021

Paedophile subjected girl, 7, to ‘horrific’ abuse

A paedophile from Ellesmere Port subjected a seven-year-old girl to “horrific” sexual abuse.

Stephen Thomas, of Staker Avenue, was caught when the girl told her mother what Thomas had done, who then contacted the police.

The court heard how Thomas subjected the seven-year-old girl to abuse between September 2016 and September 2018

Officers arrested the 29-year-old and seized electronic devices that contained indecent images of children.

Thomas pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual touching of a child under the age of 13 and two counts of producing indecent photographs of children.

He was found guilty by a jury and was sentenced to eight a half years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court on February 26.