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Vincent Baskerville jailed for six sex assaults

Vincent Baskerville
Image caption Baskerville pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual assault

A man has been jailed for sexually assaulting a Greater Manchester teenager over a six-year period.

Vincent Baskerville, 64, of Union Street, Leigh, Wigan, admitted six sexual assaults on the girl at Liverpool Crown Court.

The attacks began in 2004 when the girl was 16 and continued until April 2010, when she contacted police, the court heard.

Baskerville was jailed for five years and four months.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders' register for life.

Det Con Paolo Dale said: "This woman has been incredibly brave by coming forward, helping us put Baskerville through the court process and putting him behind bars.

"We take all reports of sexual abuse seriously no matter how long ago they happened and if anyone is in the same position as this woman, I want them to have the confidence to come forward so we can have justice done for them too."

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