Man abducted schoolgirl from Center Parcs and plied her with drink and drugs before sexually assaulting her

Will Metcalfe
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Grant McShane, 26, who plied a 15-year-old girl with drink and drugs and sexually assaulted her - after abducting her from Center Parcs. (SWNS)

A man who plied a 15-year-old girl with drink and drugs and sexually assaulted her - after abducting her from Center Parcs has been jailed.

Grant McShane, 26, arranged to meet the schoolgirl at the security entrance of the holiday park in Elveden, Suffolk.

He gave the teen a large bottle of vodka and cocaine and drove her to a dead-end track where he carried out the attack.

McShane, who had pepper spray and a knuckleduster with him at the time, later dumped her back at the site where she was staying with her family.

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court heard how he told the girl he loved her and that he would buy her a car if she did what he wanted.

Jailing McShane for six years, Judge Rupert Overbury described his behaviour as "predatory" and said: "Your behaviour as a 25-year-old man towards a 15-year-old girl was premeditated, coercive and controlling and you manipulated her feelings and movements for your own sexual purposes."

The court heard McShane, of Peterborough, Cambs., met the girl thorough a friend and they sent messages to one another on social media.

Police were contacted in January by the girl's parents after she didn't go home one night and McShane was arrested on suspicion of committing a sexual offence.

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McShane continued to contact the girl and arranged to meet her at the security entrance at Elveden Center Parcs at 5pm on February 20.

The girl told her parents she was going for a walk and they didn't see her again until McShane brought her back to Center Parcs at 9.30pm.

He admitted abduction, two offences of sexual activity with a child, possessing cannabis and having a pepper spray and a knuckleduster in his possession.

Defending him, Stephen Mather said his client was emotionally immature and had acted foolishly.

In addition to being jailed he was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order and ordered to sign the sex offenders' register.

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