May 2021

Ilfracombe man jailed over child sex offences

A man has been jailed for sexual activity with three school girls. 

Dale Padmore, 22, was described by a judge at Exeter Crown Court as a ‘manipulative’ sex offender who seemed to have an interest in young girls.

The defendant, of Belvedere Road, Ilfracombe pleaded guilty to six offences of sexual activity with a child.

The court was told that some of the offences related to the abuse of a 13 year old girl. 

He was jailed for two years.

His victims were in court to read out victim personal statements about the devastating effect on their lives. Members of their families were also present.

Judge Timothy Rose said there were a number of concerning features and it was clear Padmore had known the victims were all below the legal age of consent for sexual activity.