Date set for child abuse sentence

A young man cleared of raping two infant school-aged girls but convicted of sexually assaulting them will be sentenced next month.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 3:15 pm
Updated Monday, 18th January 2021, 3:17 pm

Paul Grime had been charged with three counts of raping a six-year-old and one of assaulting her by penetration, between July 5 2016 and July 4 2017. The 27-year-old, of Everest Road in Atherton, also faced a charge of raping a five-year-old girl during the same time period. But after a seven-day trial at Bolton Crown Court, Grime was found not guilty of the rape offences. However, the jury returned guilty verdicts to alternative charges of sexually assault.

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He has now been told that he will be sentenced on February 19.

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Bolton Crown Court