Judge lets paedo jet off to Greece for two weeks in sun before likely jail term

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    A vile paedophile who admitted to sexually assaulting two young girls has been allowed to go on a Greek island holiday before he is sentenced.

    Matthew Thompson, 48, was hauled before a judge this morning, October 19, at Bradford Crown Court and told that his offending was "extremely serious".

    The same judge, however, gave the all-clear for the sex beast to go on a pre-paid holiday to Greece, after the defendant's solicitor pleaded with the judge.

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    The defendant accepted 10 charges in total, including assault of a child by penetration, sexual assault of a child, sexual activity with a child and taking indecent photographs of a child.

    The court heard that the serious abuse involved two girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

    Even still, Thompson will jet off to Kos for two weeks tomorrow, and he must sign on at a police station when he's back in the UK.

    Gillian Batts, representing Thompson, pleaded with Judge Gibson to allow him to depart for his holiday, which he was scheduled to return from on October 27.

    She suggested the serious nature of the case would make it appropriate for Thompson, of Barnsley, to check in at a police station between 12pm and 2pm on October 28.

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    Miss Batts said she had advised her client that he would also need to register as a sex offender with the relevant authorities today in order to be able to go on holiday.

    Completing the 10-minute hearing, Judge Gibson ordered Thompson to report to Barnsley police station on October 28 as part of his bail conditions.

    He added: "As you know you are now subject to the sex offender registration provisions and you'll need to report to the police to do that before you go."

    Thompson's sentence date has now been fixed for November 18.

    The judge told the defendant during the hearing: "You've pleaded guilty and you will of course get proper credit for your guilty pleas in due course when you're sentenced.

    "You've been on bail and I'm not going to revoke your bail simply because you have entered honest pleas."

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