A man is due to be sentenced after a jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl over a 10 month period.
Michael Wareing, of Tomlinson Road in Ashton, Preston, denied the offences against the youngster, who lives in the city.
But he was convicted on July 4 after a trial at Preston Crown Court.
The offences against the little girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, took place over a period between November 2011 and September 2012, the court heard.
The 59-year-old was convicted of two counts of sexually assaulting her.
However, he was cleared of two counts of inciting a youngster into sexual activity.
Wareing must immediately sign the sex offenders register.
He will next appear before Preston Crown Court on August 2 when he will be sentenced.
Det Chief Insp Jo Edwards, of Preston Police, said: “His offending was over a significant period within this child’s short lifetime and his conviction will has enabled the courts to impose a number of conditions upon him and allow the relevant professionals to robustly monitor his movements in order to minimise the risk of him offending again.
“This case demonstrates our continued commitment to bring dangerous offenders to justice.”