A pervert who groomed a vulnerable teenager before driving for two hours to carry out a sickening sex attack on her has been branded a ‘domineering and bullying’ man.

Aaron Scanlon manipulated the girl into believing that he loved her before threatening to send an intimidating message to her mother to tell her he was going to ‘f*** her daughter’ all over.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the 30-year-old sexually assaulted the girl in his BMW after driving from Rochdale to pick the teenager up before she went to school.

Paul Cleasby, prosecuting, said Scanlon then drove his victim to a secluded area on the outskirts of Darlington before assaulting her and then forcing her to carry out a sex act on him.

The judge heard how the girl repeatedly told Scanlon to stop but he carried on regardless of her pleas.

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Mr Cleasby said Scanlon took some drugs before launching his sickening sex attack on his victim.

“He took some cocaine, then took his penis out and asked her if she liked it. He grabbed her hand and made her masturbate him,” he added.

“He was never going to take ‘no’ as an answer.”

The court heard how the defendant had travelled to Darlington on an earlier occasion but the teenager ignored his pleas to meet him.

Scanlon, now of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, pleaded guilty to assault by penetration and engage in sexual activity without consent following the incident on March 5 last year.

Mr Cleasby said the defendant had a previous conviction for sexually assaulting a girl under 13.

In personal impact statement, the teenager said the sex attacks had resulted in her self-harming and developing an eating disorder.

She said: “I was 16 when the assault took place and the damage it has caused to my life is devastating to my character.”

Jon Harley, in mitigation, said his client accepted that he had travelled to the area to have sexual contact with the teenager but maintained that it was intended to be consensual.

Judge Jonathan Carroll branded Scanlon as ‘domineering and bullying’ as he passed a sentenced of 15 years and one month.

“You travelled to her home twice and both of those journeys were motivated by your sexual desires - whether she consented didn’t matter to you,” he said.

“She was making it clear to you that she didn’t want sexual contact. There was no room for misinterpretation.”

Scanlon will serve a maximum of 11 years and one month in custody before being released on an extended four-year licence.

He was also issued with an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and restraining order.

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