Lancashire

Former teaching assistant jailed for abusing girls

David Billington Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption David Billington was ordered to sign the sex offenders' register for 10 years

A former teaching assistant has been jailed for 18 months after being convicted of child sex offences.

David Billington, of Shadsworth Road, Blackburn, was found guilty at Preston Crown Court of nine sexual assaults on six girls under the age of 13.

The victims were abused between 2012 and 2016, Lancashire Police said.

The 47-year-old, who conversed on social media with two of the victims, was also ordered to sign the sex offenders' register for 10 years.

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