'Prolific' Chester sex offender jailed for attack on girl

Published date: 23 June 2014 |
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A “PROLIFIC” Chester sex offender who molested a 15-year-old schoolgirl on her way home has been jailed for nine-years.

A judge sentenced painter and decorator Andrew Bradshaw to seven years imprisonment with an extended licence of two years. He must sign on on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

“Your record shows you are a prolific and determined sexual offender, in particular against girls of school age,” Judge Alan Conrad, QC, told Bradshaw, 46.

Liverpool Crown Court heard the 46-year-old drove from Chester on November 14 last year and dropped off his daughter at work. He then parked up by a pathway between School Lane and Keele Close, Bidston, Wirral.

The judge told a sentencing hearing: “You decided to take advantage of the fact it was the time of day that schoolgirls would be on their way home.

“You parked up and lay in wait on a quiet residential road and there you saw your 15-year-old victim walking past.

“You got out of your car and followed her down the path and caught up with her and subjected her to a frightening and distressing sexual assault.”

After she began screaming “rape”and pushed him away Bradshaw ran to his distinctive black Peugeot 106 and drove back to a house in Hoole, where he was working to help establish his alibi.

Bradshaw, of Elin Place, Hoole Way, had denied sexual assault and breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, but was convicted by a jury at an earlier hearing.

The court heard Bradshaw had convictions in 2002 and last year for indecent exposure and had been jailed for seven years in 2004 for indecently assaulting six women and girls. He has also been convicted of possessing extreme porn.

Simon Killeen, defending, said Bradshaw had dropped his daughter off and the offence had been opportunistic.

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