Man (28) accused of sexually grooming Clitheroe girl (14)

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A 28-YEAR-OLD man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with sexual grooming of a 14-year-old Clitheroe girl.

Grant Lealand is alleged to have contacted the girl via the internet before travelling from his hime in Spain to meet up with her at a Clitheroe hotel.

Lealand, who gave an address in St Cuthberts Road, Prestwich, is also charged with engaging in non-penatrative sexual activity with the girl. He was sent in custody to Preston Crown Court.