January 2019

Paedophile targeted schoolgirl for sex

A “Manpulative” sex offender who targeted a 13-year-old girl has been jailed for seven years.

Stuart Penny, of Pinewood Close in Salisbury, admitted a string of sex offences that took place between December 2015 and April 2016, and was jailed for seven years and two months at Salisbury Crown Court in December.

The 52-year-old’s victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was 13 at the time.

Penny pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16, inciting a child aged between 13 and 15 to view images of sexual activity, inciting a child under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity and possession of extreme pornographic images.