Man jailed after admitting string of sexual offences
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Dale Pendleton-Briers, from Latham Road, Manchester appeared at Chester Crown Court on Thursday 25 January 2024, where he was sentenced to 12-years in prison.
He was also handed an indefinite restraining order, an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order, barred from working with children and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.
Pendleton-Briers had previously pleaded guilty to ten offences of sexual assault of a child under 13, one of assault by penetration of a child under 13, four counts of sexual assault, two of sexual assault by penetration and one offence of possession of extreme pornography at an earlier hearing.
The abuse was non-recent and took place over almost a decade involving one victim.
His offending came to light when his victim came forward to report it to police in 2021, and an investigation was launched by Cheshire Constabulary’s Protecting Vulnerable People Unit.
DC Herminder Hira said:
“The victim was supported from the moment they made the call to us right through to the court process. As well as our specially trained officers, we have a network of support services which we can direct the victim to, to get professional help and advice.
The victim, and others who have experienced similar offending, will continue to get the support they need from these specialist agencies to help them rebuild their lives.
“I hope seeing justice done today will help the victim with their ongoing journey to recovery. I would like to acknowledge the bravery they have shown and their belief in the Criminal Justice System. Trauma no matter how long ago is still very raw and the toll it takes should never be underestimated.
“I hope others are encouraged by this victim’s bravery to come forward, no matter how long ago the abuse took place. It doesn’t always have to end in a court case, just telling someone and being believed is a vital step for anyone who has suffered in this way.”