Man jailed for sexually exploiting teenager in Wigan

    A Wigan man has been jailed for sexually exploiting a teenager.

    Steven Smith, 30, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Bolton Crown Court for engaging in sexual activity with a child.

    Smith also received a sexual harm prevention order and will remain on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.

    On 11 August, police launched an investigation into sexual offences that had taken place in Wigan town centre after a 15-year-old teenager made a disclosure.

    Enquiries found that Smith had bought the girl alcohol and knew how young she was, but he denied having any sexual contact with her.

    However, DNA evidence later obtained disproved Smith’s account.

    He was jailed for five years and four months.

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