On Friday 26 February 2016, a man was jailed after pleading guilty to sexual activity with a child.
Nile Pimlott, 20, of no fixed address, was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Minshull Street Crown Court, after engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old-girl who was missing from home. He is also required to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for a period of ten years.
Speaking after the case, Detective Constable Robert Pullan, from the GMP’s Phoenix Child Sexual Exploitation team in Tameside said: “Whilst it is important the stress that child sexual exploitation can happen to young people in a variety of situations, it is recognised that the risk is significantly increased when children are missing from home
“Young people go missing every night and often, through no fault of their own, do not recognise their own vulnerability and the dangers they are exposed to. When they are away from places of safety they can come into contact with offenders who will take any opportunity to commit sexual offences against them.
“I would like to commend the victim and her family for coming forward giving evidence during a difficult time in their lives. This work has helped the young person get back on track with her life after a period of stability and I hope she is able to move on after receiving some justice through the courts”.