Internet pervert avoids jail

David Glover
David Glover

A JUDGE has slammed sentencing guidelines after freeing a pensioner who sexually assaulted a teenage girl he groomed on the internet.

Judge Peter Bowers (right) said any member of the public would expect him to jail 74-year-old David Glover for three years for his offences.

But Judge Bowers instead gave the Hartlepool pervert a suspended sentence and ordered him to go on a sex offenders’ treatment programme to cure his “warped thinking”.

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