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Dorset child sex abduction man Andrew Dolman jailed

A Dorset man who pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl before later abducting her has been jailed.

Andrew Dolman, from Dorchester, was sentenced to 40 months' imprisonment at Dorchester Crown Court.

The 30-year-old befriended the girl in Weymouth. She was reported missing on 5 August and found by police at his address the following day.

Dolman has two previous convictions for sexual offences with children under 16.

'Sexual gratification'

The court heard Dolman gave the girl cannabis and alcohol before engaging in sexual activity with her.

Dolman met with the girl on several occasions before abducting her, which caused concern with the girl's mother who alerted police.

He was served with a child abduction warning notice on 29 July, which he ignored.

Following the sentence, Julia Woodward, senior crown prosecutor for Wessex Crown Prosecution Service, said Dolman "took advantage of a girl for his own sexual gratification".

Dolman was convicted in 2000 of a sexual assault on a girl, and was convicted in 2007 of two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.

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