A woman who lured a young girl into a property to force her to perform a sex act on her has been jailed. Eileen McBrien, 62, will spend six years in jail after a jury found her guilty of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Manchester Crown Court heard McBrien’s victim was under the age of ten at the time of the offence.
Several weeks later in August 2017, the youngster found the courage to tell her mum what happened.
The matter was reported to Greater Manchester Police, who swiftly arrested McBrien.
But the woman, from Ancoats, Manchester, denied the charge and faced trial.
Speaking after sentencing, sergeant Laura Halley, of GMP’s City of Manchester borough, said: “This is a harrowing case involving a young child who bravely disclosed what had happened to her.
“As a result of her telling her mother we were able to swiftly arrest McBrien and I hope this case demonstrates just how seriously we take reports of this nature. “By pleading not guilty, McBrien made the young victim relive her ordeal through the trial and caused further trauma.
“The family and victim have been through an extremely difficult time and hopefully this sentence will bring them some closure and allow them to move on with their lives.”
McBrien was made to sign the sex offenders’ register and will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for life.