Pervert jailed for ‘vile’ attacks on young girls

Sex beast, Jonathan Pick has been jailed for 10 years.
Sex beast, Jonathan Pick has been jailed for 10 years.

A “vile” sex beast has been jailed for three sexual assaults on underage girls, including a Christmas Day attack on a sleeping Scarborough teen.

Jonathon Pick will spend the next decade behind the bars, after pleading guilty to the assaults.

The 26-year-old fled Scarborough after awaking the girl, before police tracked him down in Hull.

Following his sentencing at York Crown Court last Wednesday, police have praised the bravery of his victims for putting Pick behind bars.

However, a relative of one of the girls has demanded tougher punishments for paedophiles, to make sure that if they are released, they are “shamed” into staying away from the community they devastated.

“Anybody who attacks an underage child should have their face plastered everywhere, so when they eventually get out, everybody knows what they’ve done,” said the close family member, who is not being identified for legal reasons.

“Signing the sex offenders’ register simply isn’t enough – what’s the point of a name if you don’t know what they look like?

“I’m very happy that he’s behind bars, but I would have liked to have seen a longer sentence.”

Pick, who was living in Scarborough at the time of the Christmas attack, was jailed for the attacks on both girls, for a total of 10 years,

His first victim, an underage teenage girl, was attacked on two separate occasions, and just like his second victim, Pick attacked her once while she slept.

And police are still investigating Pick to see if he has committed any further attacks.

DS Mike Moorhouse, of North Yorkshire Police Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit, worked on catching Pick, and praised the courage of his victims for making sure he ended up behind bars for his crimes.

“I must commend the bravery of the two girls in coming forward to report these disturbing assaults at the hands of Pick,” said DS Moorhouse.

“There are features of his offending which give a lot of cause for concern and enquiries are still being undertaken to consider if Pick has committed further offences.

“Jonathon Pick was a man who those two girls should have been able to look to for support and protection – instead, he has subjected them to vile attacks while they were sleeping for his own sexual gratification.”