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Man who sexually exploited an underage girl jailed
A pervert who sexually exploited an underage girl after providing her with alcohol and cigarettes has been jailed.
Robert Whitfield Gaskell, 29, of Whiteacre Road, Ashton-under-Lyne has been sentenced to four years in prison at Manchester Crown Court after pleading guilty to Child Sexual Exploitation offences, including engaging in sexual activity with a child under 16.
In May 2018, Gaskell struck up a relationship with a schoolgirl.
He offered her drugs and provided her with alcohol and cigarettes, and isolated her from her friends and family, knowing that she was under-age.
The victim bravely came forward with evidence and following a thorough investigation Gaskell was apprehended.
An indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order has also been imposed, Gaskell will be required to sign the Sex Offender’s Register, and a five-year restraining order has also been put in place.