Sicko hid under girl’s bed
London: A sick bastard seduced a girl of 12 — then lived in her bedroom for THREE MONTHS without her mother finding out.
Scott Jennings, 22, cut a giant hole in the bottom of the youngster’s divan bed then used it as a secret den to evade detection if somebody came into the room.
He systematically abused the girl. And when she went to school in the morning, Jennings slipped out of the house to find food. Jennings, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Gtr Manchester, befriended the girl on a bus last year.
He began chatting her up, persuaded her to give him her mobile phone number and then arranged a date.
When they met, Jennings said he had nowhere to live and confided that he was wanted by police for a minor dishonesty offence.
He told the girl he needed somewhere to hide and was taken into her home unnoticed. The pair then cut a hole in the bottom section of her bed enabling him to hide in it whenever her mum came in.
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Manchester Crown Court heard the girl then swore her ten-year-old sister to secrecy about Jennings.
His lair was found after the 12-year-old ran away with him leaving a note telling her mum not to worry.
Police went to the house and the girl’s sister confessed that Jennings had been hiding there.
Jennings was then found with the child at a flat in Fallowfield, Manchester, later the same day. He denied abducting the child and any sexual involvement but admitted living at the address for three months.
Jennings has now been jailed for two years and three months after he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and one of sexual assault.
He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for ten years and was disqualified from working with children.
Last night Det Con Dave Donlan said: “It is a quite extraordinary case. It is absolutely unbelievable — but it is as it sounds. It came as a complete shock to all concerned.
“This is an absolutely unbelievable case that has had a huge impact on the victim and her family.
“The girl Jennings abused was extremely young and vulnerable and he took advantage of this vulnerability for his own personal gain.
“Not only did he live in the room for over three months, but he also systematically abused her.
“I hope the family can now start to come to terms with what has happened to them and move on with their lives.”