August 2021

Sick pervert ‘duped’ mother so he could abuse her schoolgirl daughter

A vile pervert who tricked and manipulated a mother so he could sexually abuse her schoolgirl daughter has been jailed.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard how the 50-year-old David Gallimore abused the trust of a vulnerable woman in order to access her young child and satisfy his depraved sexual urges.

He continued to prey on his victim despite her telling him to stop and he told her not to tell anyone.

But the child reported the abuse after Gallimore was arrested for downloading hundreds of sick indecent images of children.

Now the pervert has been jailed for 32 months.

Prosecutor David Pojur said the abuse involved him touching her private area and chest over clothing and rubbing her bottom.

He also downloaded 16 category A indecent images of children – the most serious; 31 category B images and 439 at category C. And he had one extreme pornographic image on his device.

The girl reported the abuse after the defendant was arrested for the indecent images.

The court heard the victim has been left upset and has undergone counselling.

Gallimore, of no fixed address, was convicted after a trial on six charges of sexual assault of a child. He pleaded guilty to three offences of possessing indecent images of children and one charge of possessing an extreme pornographic image.

Pervert David Gallimore is now behind bars

Recorder Julian Taylor said the offending was ‘extremely serious’.

He said: “You made comments to try and stop the victim reporting it.

“You persisted with your behaviour when she was trying to stop you.”

Gallimore was made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for 10 years and has been placed on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.