A PERVERT who repeatedly raped a Burnley schoolgirl and also sexually attacked her friend several times, is facing a long jail term.

Paul Jolly was 'pretty crafty' - picking times when he knew nobody would be about so he could force himself on the schoolgirl. The other abuse victim froze when Jolly performed sex acts on her and was to tell the police she had been scared, Burnley Crown Court had heard.

Jolly, now 28, of Parkinson Street, Burnley, had denied four specimen allegations - three of assault of a child under 13 by penetration and one of sexual assault on a child under 13, against one alleged victim, and three charges of rape, one of sexual assault, two counts of sexual activity with a child and two specimen allegations of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, against the other girl.

He claimed none of it happened, but yesterday he was convicted of all the offences by a jury. Judge Jonathan Gibson remanded him in custody for reports and he will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court, on September 1. The offences took place at several addresses in Burnley.