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13 April 2012, 12:25
A man who sexually assaulted three young girls and even took a photo of himself abusing one of them has been jailed.
52 year old Michael Monaghan sexually assaulted three young girls before one of them reported it to her mum.
Police found an indecent image of a man and a young girl on a memory stick at his home. Police identified the girl and Monaghan than had to admit he took the photo and assaulted the girl.
Monaghan of Edward Road in Blackley has now been jailed for eight years after he admitted sexually assaulting three girls, taking an indecent photograph of a child, and possessing nearly 1,000 indecent images of children.
A sexual offences prevention order restricts Monaghan's internet use and contact with youngsters under the age of 16.
The families of Monaghan's victims were at court to see him go down and speak to the family directly the judge said "It's a very unpleasant matter you have all had to go through. I don't for one moment think you will regard this as the end of the matter because you have got the children to look after, they depend on you."