Man jailed for 12 years for sexually abusing teenage girls

A man who targeted vulnerable young girls for his sexual gratification has been jailed for 12 years at Leicester Crown Court.

Daniel Painter, 28, from Market Harborough was sentenced on Thursday (29 June) for the appalling crimes against two teenagers.

The court heard how he had befriended the victims, aged 15 and 16 at the time of the offences in 2015, and lured them back to his home where he carried out his crimes.

When Painter is released from prison, he will be the subject of a two-year extended licence and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, with strict conditions. He will also appear on the Sex Offenders Register for the rest of his life.


Investigating officer, Kasie Carter-Moore said:

“These victims were vulnerable young girls, who were plied with drugs and alcohol and sexually abused on a number of occasions.”

“Painter knew these girls were teenagers but that didn’t make any difference to the abuse they suffered at his hands.”

Councillor Ivan Ould from Leicestershire County Council said: “We remain committed to tackling child sexual exploitation and I’m pleased that our joint work with the police is helping to secure convictions.”

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