Tuesday, November 25, 2014
63 year old Sex Offender Sent Back To Prison Despite Spending 34 Years In Jail For Same Offence
One of Britain's most dangerous sex offenders prowling a Toys R Us store for up to eight hours before targeting a seven-year-old girl has been re-arrested again.
Leslie Foster, 63, who had just been freed from a life sentence for the knifepoint rape of a teenager, was seen loitering around the aisles before accosting the girl when she became separated from her father and brother.
As the youngster looked for a Barbie doll to buy with her birthday money, Foster sneaked up to her and said he would buy her any toy she wanted.
He then winked and exposed himself telling her: "show me your knickers and I will give you a pound and I will buy you anything in the shop."
The terrified youngster ran away from him and was found sobbing in another aisle by store staff who notified her father and brother.
Police and staff studied CCTV of shoppers at the toy store in Deepdale Retail Park in Preston, Lancs and saw Foster coming in and out of the store on five separate occasions on the day of the attack, sometimes after changing his appearance.
He was caught after a probation officer recognised pictures of him when he appeared in a local newspaper.
It emerged he had a record for sex offences dating back almost 50 years and had served 34 years of a life sentence before being freed this time.
Today at Preston Crown Court, Foster showed no emotion as he was sent back to prison for eight years and four months after he admitted causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.