Blackpool masseur pleads guilty to sexual assault.

He will be sentenced in September.

From Blackpool Police –

A man who sexually assaulted a woman while working as a masseur has pleaded guilty.

Alan Garforth, 67, of Pavey Close, Blackpool, admitted offences of sexual assault and and sexual assault by penetration at Burnley Crown Court yesterday (Monday, July 26).

Police launched an investigation after a woman in her 20s reported being attacked at Garforth’s address in Blackpool in October 2018 after he provided her with a massage.

Garforth was arrested and later received summons to appear at court in connection with the offences.

He pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on September 20 at Burnley Crown Court.

Det Sgt Nicole Ryder-Jones, of Blackpool Police, said: “Garforth’s actions were predatory and sexually motivated. We welcome him admitting his guilt.

“I must praise the victim and thank her for coming forward. She has showed great courage and strength in reporting the crimes to police.

“I hope this case will give other victims of sexual offending the confidence to come forward, knowing that we will listen to them and act on the information they provide.”

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