A PREDATOR who snatched a 15-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her in a horror attack has been jailed for 11 years.
Jacob Lee, 31, ambushed the terrified teen from behind as she walked through Salford in Greater Manchester.
He then dragged her away and attempted to strangle her before launching into a sex attack.
The brave girl managed to fight Lee off and managed to escape before raising the alarm.
Lee has now been jailed for 11 years after he pleaded guilty to the attack in November 2022.
Sentencing, the judge said he was a dangerous offender who represents a great risk to women.
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Greater Manchester Police said the fiend was caught thanks to evidence recovered at the scene.
They also praised the young girl for coming forward and helping to snare Lee.
Detective Constable Stuart Bentley of GMP Salford Division said: “I firstly want to commend the young victim and her family for their strength and bravery in reporting this incident to Greater Manchester Police.
“As a team, we are pleased that our hard work and dedication has secured a conviction and put a dangerous offender behind bars, ensuring justice for the victim and protecting other women and girls.
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“I hope the outcome of this case encourages other victims to come forward. I can assure you that we take all reports of sexual assault seriously and will support victims throughout our investigations.
“If you have any information regarding any such crimes, we encourage you to get in touch.”
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