June 2008

Pervert jailed for abusing six-year-old girl

A PAEDOPHILE from Goole who sexually abused a six-year-old girl has been jailed for 10 years.

David Michael Womersley, 43, committed a series of sexual offences on his victim between April and November of last year.

He was sentenced at Hull Crown Court after admitting six counts of sexual activity with a child under 13, including rape and sexual assault.

Today, the victim’s mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said Womersley had stolen her daughter’s childhood.

She said: “I’m devastated. My child isn’t the same, I’m not the same

“There are aspects of my little girl that have been taken away.

“I worry she is going to realise what happened to her as she grows up and it is going to affect her.

“He has taken her childhood – her innocence has been taken away.”

The court heard how Womersley groomed the child over a period of seven months.

Sentencing Womersley, the Honorary Recorder of Hull and the East Riding, Judge Michael Mettyear, said his actions were “despicable”.

In addition to his sentence, Womersley has been registered as a sex offender and is prohibited from having any care or custody of a child under the age of 16, or from working with children.