A man has been jailed for 11 years for the kidnap and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in Salford

The court heard how Jacob Lee of Pilgrims Way in Salford approached the girl from behind as she was walking down Princess Avenue last November from behind then dragged her off before sexually assaulting and attempting to strangle her.

The girl managed to fight off her attacker and escape before bravely reporting the incident to police.

The evidence officers compiled during their investigation compelled Lees to plead guilty to the kidnap and strangulation of the 15-year-old and secured a jail sentence of 11 years.

During sentencing the judge was heard to describe Lee as a dangerous offender who represents a great risk to women.

Detective Constable Stuart Bentley of GMP Salford Division said: “I firstly want to commend the young victim and her family for their strength and bravery in reporting this incident to Greater Manchester Police.

“As a team, we are pleased that our hard work and dedication has secured a conviction and put a dangerous offender behind bars, ensuring justice for the victim and protecting other women and girls.

“I hope the outcome of this case encourages other victims to come forward. I can assure you that we take all reports of sexual assault seriously and will support victims throughout our investigations.

“If you have any information regarding any such crimes, we encourage you to get in touch.”


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