The victim's quick thinking had prompted her to reach for her games console and use the camera on her Nintendo DS to capture the assault.
The victim's quick thinking had prompted her to reach for her games console and use the camera on her Nintendo DS to capture the assault.

Girl traps paedophile with game console

Time of article published Mar 29, 2012

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A quick-thinking girl, 10, trapped a paedophile by using her games console to take a picture of him molesting her, a report said.

According to Mail Online, John Fisher, 46, was arrested in Britain after the girl showed police the picture which officers described as “indisputable proof” of his guilt.

He was jailed for three-and-a-half years at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday, the report said.

The judge heard Fisher first touched the girl when she was nine.

She told her mother about the attack but nothing was done about it, the court heard.

But Fisher attacked her again over a year later when she was 10.

Prosecutor Robert Sadd said the victim's quick thinking had prompted her to reach for her games console and use the camera on her Nintendo DS to capture the assault, the Mail Online report said.

Fisher was caged after he admitted two offences of sexual assault in January 2010 and November 2011.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register indefinitely.

Fisher was made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order, restricting his contact with children under the age of 16 for the next 10 years.

According to Mail Online, after the hearing, Detective Constable Annabelle Bunn, the officer in the case, praised the girl for her courage and quick thinking.

She was quoted as saying: “Her quick thinking in using her games console to take a photograph of him touching her provided indisputable proof of what had happened.

“She was brave enough to come forward and report the incident and give us a full and accurate account of what had gone on.

“Although Fisher initially denied assaulting her, when confronted with the image he had no choice but to concede he had done exactly as she had reported.” - IOL

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