A PAEDOPHILE who was found with child-sized bras and sexually abused a child has been sentenced.

Samirual Choudhury was stopped by police in 2017 as part of an investigation into drug dealing.

Officers found a kilo of class A drugs and a set of keys, which were used to open a locked metal cabinet in his bedroom.

Inside the cabinet, police found 10 child-sized bras and a USB stick.

On the stick, as well as 30-year-old's phone, officers found indecent images of girls, thought to be as young as seven, as well as videos of a voyeuristic nature filmed using a camera cable through a hole in a wall in a bathroom.

Specialist officers identified Choudhury’s fingerprint on a still of a hand taken from one of the high definition videos downloaded from his phone.

Choudhury was questioned in prison and subsequently charged.

On the first day of his trial, he pleaded guilty to sexual assault by penetration of a child under 13, sexual assault of a child under 13 and voyeurism.

Today Choudhury, of Entwistle Street, Rochdale, was sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court to seven years and two months in prison and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.

Upon release, he will be subjected to a sexual harm prevention order which will prohibit him from having unsupervised contact with children under 16-years-old and deleting his browser history.

It will also require him to allow police to inspect any electronic devices capable of accessing the internet.

Detective Constable Adam Cronshaw, of GMP’s serious crime division, said: “Choudhury is not only a convicted drug dealer but now a convicted paedophile too.

“The sentence imposed by the court today highlights the justice system’s commitment to protecting children from predatory and shameful behaviour.

“Sexual offences often have a life-long impact on victims.

"We are 100 per cent committed to bringing those responsible for these shocking crimes to justice."