A pervert who drugged and sexually abused two schoolgirls has been jailed for 13 years.
Michael Hudson, 55, dressed the youngsters up in sexy clothing and got them to pose for indecent photos at his home in Kirkham, a court heard.
‘Sex abuser made me feel like Madonna’
One of the girls said she “felt like Madonna” when Hudson groomed her and took pictures of her posing and dancing for the camera.
The girls – now in their 30s and 40s – described Hudson as “a fun guy” who would take them out on day trips and treat them to sweets and pocket money.
But Preston Crown Court heard between 1985 and 1997, Hudson preyed on the little girls so he could sexually abuse them.
He plied them with booze and amyl nitrate, or poppers, to relax them and enable sexual activity.
They each also described being given a pill, which he told them was “like Ecstasy” and would relax them.
The father-of-two pleaded guilty to indecent assault, administering a drug to enable sexual intercourse, making indecent images and rape.
The court heard the predatory sex beast manipulated situations where he could indecently assault the girls, showing them pornography to normalise sexualise activity.
He even assaulted one of the girls in a lift on a trip to the crisp factory where he worked, while she was visiting with a group of children, the court heard.
Mr Justice Fraser, sentencing, said: “Such a trip should have been something a child that age could look forward to and enjoy.
“As it is you used it as a further opportunity to abuse her.
“Their victim impact statements make harrowing reading. You have caused both these ladies significant harm.”
Hudson’s first victim – who was a teenager when she was abused by Hudson in the 1980s – said she had lost everything as a result of what had happened to her.
She said: “It feels like my life has never begun and at the same time it feels like it is over.”
His other victim – who was aged between eight and 11 years old when she was assaulted and raped by Hudson, said she has struggled to form adult relationships and is overprotective of her own children as a result of the abuse she endured.
Mr Justice Fraser said: “You engineered situations where you could take advantage of them being in your company to abuse them.
“You were a grown adult male when you committed these offences.”
The judge gave Hudson, of Queen’s Crescent, Kirkham, credit for his guilty plea and put him on the Sex Offender’s Register indefinitely.