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A man who groomed a teenage girl in Stockport and sexually assaulted her four times has been jailed for over six years.
Mark Fisk (05/09/1968) was sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 2 December) after he admitted of four counts of sexual activity with a girl under 16.
The court heard how Fisk, of Crowthorn Road, exploited the girl and engaged in sexual activity with her four times between July and August 2019.
He also exchanged sexually explicit messages with the girl - aged just 15 at the time - where he would describe in graphic detail what he wanted to do to her.
Following a concern raised by partners within the GMP Stockport CSE team, Phoenix, Fisk was arrested on Thursday 15 August 2019 where he refused to comment on the allegations during his first interview.
Detectives from Cheadle Heath worked closely with specialist partners from Stockport Council and were able to offer the victim the necessary care during the course of the investigation.
It was during a visit from staff at Stockport Council to Fisk's address that he inadvertently conceded knowing the girl was under the age of 16 when he referred to something she had said that indicated she was not yet of that age.
Investigators charged Fisk with four counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl 13 to 15 before he pleaded guilty to the offences.
He yesterday receiving six years and nine months in jail and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £181.
Detective Sergeant Robert Griffiths, of GMP Stockport's Phoenix Team, said: "I'd firstly like to commend the bravery of this young girl in speaking to the police and ensuring that - thanks largely to her evidence - we are able to put this vulgar man behind bars.
"The offences the victim suffered are abhorrent and we understand how difficult it is for survivors of this kind of abuse to come forward; however, I hope this case goes to show that if you - or someone you know - is being sexually exploited and abused then you can come and report it to us knowing we will do all we can to put offenders behind bars.
"During this investigation, the support from partners in Stockport Council has been invaluable, and I'd like to thank them for all the work they continue to assist us with as we continue to tackle the abuse of children in our town.
"The survivor in this case has now been referred to the specialist agencies that will dedicate their time and expertise to ensure she gets all the support she needs to get passed this traumatic part of her young life."
If you're affected by this case then please contact police online, if able, or via 101. Details can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.