A "DANGEROUS" paedophile was snared after a little girl out shopping with her dad spotted him in a supermarket.

Sick Ryan Doran had performed a sex act in front of the youngster and another schoolgirl as they played in the street.

The predator, 29, then blocked his young victims, who are aged just seven and 12, as they tried to get away from him.

But one of the children then saw Doran when her dad took her shopping – and he was arrested.

This week, he's been jailed for three-and-a-half years – after a judge heard he's already served a prison sentence for stalking and groping nine schoolgirls, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Doran, of Wavertree in Merseyside, had pleaded not guilty to exposing himself to the two young girls in August 2019.

It meant the victims had to pick him out of a police line-up – and face cross-examination during a trial.

Judge Neil Flewitt told Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday the two schoolgirls were approached by Doran "from a nearby alleyway" as they played outside.

PAEDO SNARED ON SHOPPING TRIP

The paedophile "lowered his trousers" and performed a sex act on himself while "repeatedly moving to block their path", he said.

In 2014, Doran was jailed for three years after he was convicted of nine counts of sexual assault against young girls. Three of his victims were under 13.

It was heard that Doran would approach the girls from behind before putting his hand up their school skirts.

Despite that, probation officers thought at the time he had a "reasonable prospect of rehabilitation", the court heard.

He completed a programme aimed at helping male sex offenders while in prison.

But the judge said: "Sadly for your victims in the present case, neither that programme nor your experience of custody has prevented you from committing further offences."

He poses a significant risk of serious harm to female children… he's dangerous

When he was arrested for his most recent offence, officers discovered five indecent images of children aged between five and 13 on Doran's phone.

Three showed a child being raped.

The defendant was convicted of two counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, three counts of making indecent images of a child and one of possessing indecent images of a child.

Michael Scholes, defending, read a letter from Doran to the judge in which he said he supported his dad following the death of his grandmother.

The barrister said Doran is "clearly intelligent and articulate" and said he had made "considerable progress both in terms of his mental health and his life generally".

However, he is now considered to be at a "high risk of further offending" and the judge said he poses a "significant risk of serious harm to female children", describing him as "dangerous".

It means that Doran will serve another three years on licence when he's eventually released from prison.

And unlike usual sentences, which end at the half-way mark, he will serve two-thirds before he can be considered for release.

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