Paedophile molested children in his own home

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
Have your say

A convicted paedophile sexually molested two little girls aged three and four in his own home and recorded his sick acts.

Stephen Ford admitted 15 sex offences and may now face further charges a judge was told.

Ford, 57, of Hyde Road, South Shore, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to 10 charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and five charges of engaging in sexual activity in front of a child in the kitchen and bedroom of his home.

The offences took place between New Year’s Day 2011 and May 1 last year.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said: “These charges are holding charges and there may be other charges to follow.”

The prosecutor added that Ford had previous convictions for gross indecency and indecent assault on a child.

Defence lawyer, Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, did not ask for bail for her client.

Ford was remanded in custody to appear for sentence at Preston Crown Court on July 4 by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Follow us on twitter @The_Gazette and like our page on facebook to keep up with all the latest news.