Abuser to be jailed for attack on girl, 11

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A MAN who sexually abused a young Rugby girl whose mother he had met through an online dating site has been told he is facing a jail sentence.

Barry Giles had pleaded not guilty at Warwick Crown Court to one charge of sexual assault and three of assault - but the jury convicted him of all four charges.

Prosecutor Simon Ward said Giles, 39, of Woodford Halse, had met the girl’s mother, who lives in Rugby, through an online dating site.

But last year the girl revealed that on occasions when Giles was at her home and her mother had gone out, trusting him to look after her, he had in fact sexually abused her when she was 11.

Mr Ward explained that Giles had been in a similar situation before in the mid-1990s when he was in his early 20s.

Giles, who was living in the south of England at the time, met an 18-year-old woman who he married in 1995 when she was 20.

It was also discovered that during his marriage, when he was about 23, Giles had had an illicit sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

When his wife found out about that girl, whom he had met on a camping holiday, she left him, and his relationship with the girl continued until they split up when she was 16.

“That information arose during the course of this investigation, and for legal reasons we cannot now charge him with any offence against her,” added Mr Ward.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on Giles.

Refusing a request for bail, Judge Trevor Faber said: “A custodial sentence is inevitable, and he must start serving it now.”

The judge told Giles: “You can expect a custodial sentence of some length.”