Child sex attacker jailed after kidnapping girl in Bridlington

Peter Carroll. Picture by Hull News and Pictures.
Peter Carroll. Picture by Hull News and Pictures.

A dangerous child sex attacker has been told by a judge he is at risk of repeating his offence because is still in denial it ever happened.

Peter Carroll, 52, kidnapped a 10-year-old girl for sex as she walked to the Bridlington Tescos to buy rabbit food for her pet bunny on July 29 last year.

His actions meant parents in Bridlington kept their children indoors after the first week of the summer holidays.

Carroll of Arncliffe Road, Batley, stood a four-day trial at Hull Crown Court in February and was convicted of kidnap, inciting a child to commit a sexual act and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence.

Jailing Carroll at Hull crown Court on Monday, April 22, Judge Simon Jack said: “You have never admitted this. If you do not it seems to me you will commit other offences again. You must get a grip.

“You were convicted on indisputable evidence. You were pictured on CCTV taking this girl away.

“I have no reason to doubt what the victims said then happened. You tricked her by telling her you knew her dad. I take into account she ran away, but that is no credit to you.”

Judge Jack jailed Carroll for three-and-a-half years and ordered he should be disqualified from working with children for life.

•For the full story see Thursday’s Free Press.