A sex attacker has been jailed after his teenage victim lured him into admitting his crimes

Alan Flood, pictured, was jailed for a string of sex attacks on a teenage girl who got him to admit to the crimes via text message

Alan Flood, pictured, was jailed for a string of sex attacks on a teenage girl who got him to admit to the crimes via text message

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A SEX attacker whose victim trapped him with incriminating text messages faces the next seven years behind bars.

Shameless Alan Flood, 66, celebrated as he was sent down for a string of sex attacks on a teenage girl, who he groomed with sweets and trips to a bowling alley.

But Southampton Crown Court heard how, despite her young age, his brave victim devised a plan to lure Flood into admitting the vile crimes he subjected her to.

Flood, of Windbury Road, Millbrook, embarked on the catalogue of indecent assaults on the young girl over a two-year period in the early 1990s, telling her to keep his crimes secret.

The judge was told that the offences only came to light after the victim was in hospital and asked Flood to contact her as she recuperated.

He then began to text her more regularly and she decided to snare him, asking him if he remembered the abuse he inflicted on her.

Flood responded to these messages with evidence that was later used in court to convict him.

Judge Nicholas Rowland praised the victim, who was in her early teens at the time of the abuse, for her resourcefulness in luring Flood into implicating himself.

He said: “In an unusual and remarkable feature, she had the presence of mind to trap you into making admissions by text.

“The effect on her has been devastating. The impact statement read to me and the not guilty pleas that you make caused her to relive those situations.

“You have your own health difficulties and a sentence of imprisonment will have an effect on your wife.”

A jury found Flood guilty of two charges of indecent assault, two charges of attempting to have sex with a girl under 13, and one count of sexual activity with a girl under 14.

Mark Florida-James, representing Flood, said: “He has had mental health issues and some regard should be had of that.

“These offences were 20 years ago and there’s no suggestion that there has been any repetition in the interim period.”

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6:04am Mon 18 Aug 14

cowley says...

It's crusty the clown
It's crusty the clown cowley
  • Score: 10

8:43am Mon 18 Aug 14

branston says...

surprised it has taken this long looking back as a child the bloke was slimy then married to my aunt she saw sense and got shot
surprised it has taken this long looking back as a child the bloke was slimy then married to my aunt she saw sense and got shot branston
  • Score: 9

10:23am Mon 18 Aug 14

excusemoi says...

Ugly filthy pervert. Throw away the key.
Ugly filthy pervert. Throw away the key. excusemoi
  • Score: 9

10:25am Mon 18 Aug 14

solomum says...

branston wrote:
surprised it has taken this long looking back as a child the bloke was slimy then married to my aunt she saw sense and got shot
it takes this long because people don't report it. it's a shame you or your aunt did nothing if you were aware of his actions.
[quote][p][bold]branston[/bold] wrote: surprised it has taken this long looking back as a child the bloke was slimy then married to my aunt she saw sense and got shot[/p][/quote]it takes this long because people don't report it. it's a shame you or your aunt did nothing if you were aware of his actions. solomum
  • Score: 18

10:35am Mon 18 Aug 14

Sholing83 says...

So being over 20 years ago, mental & no proof of repetition excuses it???!!!! Disgusting. I hope the wife does one and he sees his last days in prison!! Thoughts are with the now, lady, and she can move on from this.
So being over 20 years ago, mental & no proof of repetition excuses it???!!!! Disgusting. I hope the wife does one and he sees his last days in prison!! Thoughts are with the now, lady, and she can move on from this. Sholing83
  • Score: 9

1:39pm Mon 18 Aug 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

looks like gadaffi.
looks like gadaffi. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 5

4:52pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Yankee31 says...

The wife is dying. This man has ruined my life. He got 7 years i suffered 20+
The wife is dying. This man has ruined my life. He got 7 years i suffered 20+ Yankee31
  • Score: 4

8:13pm Mon 18 Aug 14

sparkster says...

yes he does look like crusty the clown. Vile creature, throw away the key
yes he does look like crusty the clown. Vile creature, throw away the key sparkster
  • Score: 3

10:02pm Mon 18 Aug 14

weall8leedscum says...

Yankee31 wrote:
The wife is dying. This man has ruined my life. He got 7 years i suffered 20+
Today is the start of the rest of your life Yankee
[quote][p][bold]Yankee31[/bold] wrote: The wife is dying. This man has ruined my life. He got 7 years i suffered 20+[/p][/quote]Today is the start of the rest of your life Yankee weall8leedscum
  • Score: 6

10:31pm Mon 18 Aug 14

david33 says...

Yes you are right only 7 years which is never long enough but at least I hope it helps you in some small way because you've been proved right. Well done to you for speaking out and good luck to you . No one knows what you've been through but I hope you can move on a bit after this.
Yes you are right only 7 years which is never long enough but at least I hope it helps you in some small way because you've been proved right. Well done to you for speaking out and good luck to you . No one knows what you've been through but I hope you can move on a bit after this. david33
  • Score: 6

8:54pm Tue 19 Aug 14

reeferman says...

Yankee31 wrote:
The wife is dying. This man has ruined my life. He got 7 years i suffered 20+
Enjoy every moment & I hope thus can bring some closure for you, but I doubt it as the scars are very deep.Take care x.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee31[/bold] wrote: The wife is dying. This man has ruined my life. He got 7 years i suffered 20+[/p][/quote]Enjoy every moment & I hope thus can bring some closure for you, but I doubt it as the scars are very deep.Take care x. reeferman
  • Score: 1

10:42pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Yankee31 says...

the worst part is hes a family member! I did not ask for texts whilst in hospital the reporter has that wrong!!
My life has been torn apart he has taken away something ill never get back, my childhood innocence. Right now I have broken down paedophiles have no idea what mental damage they leave their victim with.
the worst part is hes a family member! I did not ask for texts whilst in hospital the reporter has that wrong!! My life has been torn apart he has taken away something ill never get back, my childhood innocence. Right now I have broken down paedophiles have no idea what mental damage they leave their victim with. Yankee31
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Fri 22 Aug 14

footballcrazy says...

solomum wrote:
branston wrote:
surprised it has taken this long looking back as a child the bloke was slimy then married to my aunt she saw sense and got shot
it takes this long because people don't report it. it's a shame you or your aunt did nothing if you were aware of his actions.
the trouble is you report it you have to relive it especially if they plead not guilty
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]branston[/bold] wrote: surprised it has taken this long looking back as a child the bloke was slimy then married to my aunt she saw sense and got shot[/p][/quote]it takes this long because people don't report it. it's a shame you or your aunt did nothing if you were aware of his actions.[/p][/quote]the trouble is you report it you have to relive it especially if they plead not guilty footballcrazy
  • Score: 1

9:03pm Fri 22 Aug 14

footballcrazy says...

Yankee31 wrote:
the worst part is hes a family member! I did not ask for texts whilst in hospital the reporter has that wrong!!
My life has been torn apart he has taken away something ill never get back, my childhood innocence. Right now I have broken down paedophiles have no idea what mental damage they leave their victim with.
you may have broken down now, but I know you can come through this. you will be stronger. if he does come out of prison people will know what he has done and wont want his company or worse. if he had any decency at all he would have pleaded guilty so you must not let him win. keep going and you will be able to smile and laugh and live again.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee31[/bold] wrote: the worst part is hes a family member! I did not ask for texts whilst in hospital the reporter has that wrong!! My life has been torn apart he has taken away something ill never get back, my childhood innocence. Right now I have broken down paedophiles have no idea what mental damage they leave their victim with.[/p][/quote]you may have broken down now, but I know you can come through this. you will be stronger. if he does come out of prison people will know what he has done and wont want his company or worse. if he had any decency at all he would have pleaded guilty so you must not let him win. keep going and you will be able to smile and laugh and live again. footballcrazy
  • Score: 1

9:04pm Fri 22 Aug 14

footballcrazy says...

Yankee31 wrote:
the worst part is hes a family member! I did not ask for texts whilst in hospital the reporter has that wrong!!
My life has been torn apart he has taken away something ill never get back, my childhood innocence. Right now I have broken down paedophiles have no idea what mental damage they leave their victim with.
you may have broken down now, but I know you can come through this. you will be stronger. if he does come out of prison people will know what he has done and wont want his company or worse. if he had any decency at all he would have pleaded guilty so you must not let him win. keep going and you will be able to smile and laugh and live again.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee31[/bold] wrote: the worst part is hes a family member! I did not ask for texts whilst in hospital the reporter has that wrong!! My life has been torn apart he has taken away something ill never get back, my childhood innocence. Right now I have broken down paedophiles have no idea what mental damage they leave their victim with.[/p][/quote]you may have broken down now, but I know you can come through this. you will be stronger. if he does come out of prison people will know what he has done and wont want his company or worse. if he had any decency at all he would have pleaded guilty so you must not let him win. keep going and you will be able to smile and laugh and live again. footballcrazy
  • Score: 2

9:37pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Yankee31 says...

Thank you football crazy
Thank you football crazy Yankee31
  • Score: 1

2:19pm Tue 26 Aug 14

footballcrazy says...

you are very welcome yankee you deserve far better than what you have been through. personally I hope he does not ever come out of jail and is made to suffer.
you are very welcome yankee you deserve far better than what you have been through. personally I hope he does not ever come out of jail and is made to suffer. footballcrazy
  • Score: 1

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