A 49-year-old man from Runcorn has pleaded guilty to a string of child sex offences.
Kevin Jones, of Norman Road, appeared at Chester Crown Court on Friday 27 January where he pleaded guilty to six sexual offences including three counts of rape of a girl under 16.
All of the abuse occurred when the victim was aged between 13 and 16 years old.
Jones, who worked as a firefighter, pleaded guilty to all of the offences, which were committed up until Monday 19 September 2022.
Detective Constable Michaela Flynn, who led the investigation, said: “The incident has had a major impact on the victim, and I would like to thank her for the courage and resilience she has shown that has enabled us to secure this guilty plea.
“Kevin Jones is a very dangerous individual and the extent of the abuse he subjected the victim to is nothing short of horrific.
“I welcome his conviction and I hope that the victim and her family gain some closure.
"We are committed to tackling sexual violence and our officers support victims of this type of crime. I hope that the conviction provides some solace and closure to the victim and also gives others who may have suffered in silence the courage to come forward."
Jones has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Thursday 6 April.
Anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault is urged to contact Cheshire Police via the website.