May 2021

Doncaster paedophile sexually abused young girl in bed

A paedophile who crawled into bed with a young girl and sexually abused her has been jailed.

Michael Fisher had been drinking at a house in Doncaster last February when he was found in bed with the child the morning after.

It wasn’t until later when his victim complained of feeling sore on her private parts that the 33-year-old’s sex attack came to light.

Police visited the young girl’s home following the abuse on February 23 and she was also medically examined.

Fisher had been due to be sentenced on Wednesday but the case had to be adjourned, leading to Fisher pleading with the court to remand him in custody to protect him from those sickened by his crime

Judge Jeremy Richardson took a long look at the case in front of him and came to the conclusion he must pass an immediate custodial sentence.

He labelled Fisher’s offending as “grotesque” and jailed him for 20 months.

Fisher’s early guilty plea to two counts of sexual assault of a child reduced the sentence.

Judge Richardson made a further reduction in line with the conditions of prisons under Covid and a final reduction due to Fisher’s vulnerability as an act of mercy.