Oldham man sentenced to nine months in jail for sexual communication with Rochdale child

Date published: 12 December 2019

An Oldham man has received nine months’ imprisonment after being charged with one count of sexual communication with a child from Rochdale.

Garry Ware, 56, of Hollinwood, was charged with engaging in sexual communication with a child under the age of 16 between February and August 2018.

He was convicted at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on 1 November 2019 before being sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court on 29 November.

He was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment suspended 18 months; a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement; 120 hours of unpaid work; an e-tag for three months between 8pm and 6pm.

Ware was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £140, given a certificate of conviction for five years, and given an indefinite restraining order and a barring notice.

Under the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992, victims of sexual offences are legally entitled to lifelong anonymity in media reports.

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