Maximum jail term for third strike child sex offender who lurked in toy aisles

The 10-year-old girl choosing a birthday present in the Warehouse toy aisle did not know the grey haired man behind her was a sex offender about to earn his third strike in five years.

Innocently she told him it was her birthday and she was picking presents with her mum who was in another aisle.

Next, Grahame John Rutherford, 63, put his arm around her and grabbed her bottom.

It was the second time he had targeted a child in a toy aisle.