A sick convicted rapist who sent inappropriate messages to four children filmed himself closely following a schoolgirl for several minutes. Paul Michael Buckley was arrested this week and has since been jailed for 12 months, having pleaded guilty to five offences at Manchester Crown Court.
The 50-year-old, from Manchester city centre, was caught in possession of an indecent image of children. He also admitted four counts of sexual communications with a child under the age of 16 years - with each count relating to a separate victim, all girls.
The offences took place in March 2021, and between June and August this year. During an interview with Greater Manchester Police, Buckley also admitted to filming himself following another schoolgirl for several minutes at a close distance.
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GMP arrested Buckley, of Church Street, on Monday (December 5). He was charged the following day and appeared at Manchester Crown Court yesterday (Thursday), where he pleaded guilty to all the offences.
Sergeant Richard Anderton, from GMP's Sex Offender Management Unit and District Intelligence Unit which led the investigation, said: “We are pleased that Paul Buckley is now off the streets and no longer a danger to girls in the area. We strongly urge anyone who is subject to this kind of attention to contact GMP and let us know.
"It’s important to us that the streets of Manchester and surrounding districts are safe for everyone, and we are committed to getting sex offenders arrested and charged for their crimes. We can be contacted on 101, via the LiveChat function on our website, www.gmp.police.uk or anonymously via the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.”
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