Man jailed for child sex offences

Friday, January 5, 2018

A MAN who groomed a teenager on social media has been jailed for three years.

Married Michael Wood, 34, travelled from his home address in St Helens to the victim’s home address in Darwen where he had sex with her after initially making contact with the 15 year old on Twitter in December 2015.

Wood, of Cavan Drive, St Helens, admitted three counts of sexual activity with a child when he appeared at Preston Crown Court on Thursday (January 4th) and was jailed for three years. He was also given a seven year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and was put on the sex offenders register.

Detective Constable Sal Yusaf, of East’s Engage team, said: “We welcome the sentence. Wood targeted a vulnerable teenage girl and groomed her for the purposes of meeting her and having sex with her. He clearly knew she was underage when he contacted her and when the sexual activity started but that didn’t stop him. He was aware that the victim was infatuated with him and he used her to satisfy his perverted sexual desires.”

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