A former nursery worker has been sentenced to a total of five years and three months’ imprisonment after admitting sexually assaulting a child and making indecent photographs of children.
Passing sentence Deemster Alastair Montgomerie noted Andrew James Maddrell, a former employee at the Sandcastles nursery in Douglas, had pleaded guilty to the offences only in August this year shortly before he was due to stand trial, having initially denied them.
He told the 24-year-old, who originally lived off Ballanard Road but who was remanded in custody prior to sentencing, that he had committed a gross breach of trust by his actions.
‘You were employed where you were expected to protect the young and very vulnerable children in your care at the nursery. You were in your 20s and your victim was not even four years old and they were in a place where they were entitled to feel safe.’
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