Child abuser with guilty conscience went to police

Child abuser with guilty conscience went to police

A PAEDOPHILE from Thornhill who confessed to police that he had sexually assaulted two young children has been jailed for three years.

Jacob Daniel’s admission was the only evidence that Leeds Crown Court had regarding the offences which took place in 2018. The 21-year-old, of Partridge Crescent, contacted police in March 2019, the court heard.

Philip Standfast, prosecuting, said Daniel told officers that “he should not get away” with what he had done.

He admitted one charge of sexual assault on a girl and one of sexual activity with a girl, as well as one charge of sexual assault on a boy and sexual activity with a boy, both who were under the age of 10.

The court was told that in February last year the girl told her mother that Daniel had kissed her and she phoned police.

He was given a caution and a month later admitted he had committed the other offences.

Jailing Daniel for three years, Judge Simon Phillips QC said: “It’s on the strength of your voluntary admissions that this indictment is brought before the court and that is an indication of not only co-operation but also remorse and contrition.”

Daniel’s name will also be on the sex offenders register indefinitely.

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