A child molester who trawled Merseyside’s streets looking for girls claims he has himself been sexually abused in prison.
Paul Orritt, 51, groomed three vulnerable 15-year-olds by plying them with cigarettes, alcohol and allegedly cocaine.
The dad-of-four, from Ingoe Lane, Kirkby, then sexually assaulted one of the girls, despite his victim telling him to stop.
But today Liverpool Crown Court heard the pervert intended to complain to police about a sex attack on him in jail.
Philip Astbury, defending, said: “Last week he himself was subject to an assault in prison. A sexual assault I should say.”
Orritt was convicted of indecent assault after molesting a 14-year-old girl outside the social club where he worked in 1998.
He was handed nine months in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders Register.
In 2008, a 13-year-old girl said he gave her a lift in his car and asked if they could “get to know each other better”.
Orritt denied any wrongdoing and police took no further action, but magistrates gave him a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SOPO).
It banned him from communicating with unsupervised children and from approaching any female in public while driving his car.
But he met three girls, including one who was particularly vulnerable due to family problems, this year.
Orritt saw this girl and another friend in St Helens town centre one night, introduced himself as “Jonno”, and offered them a lift home.