Emmerdale viewers have turned on “pervert" Jacob Gallagher after his "sick” treatment of teen Leanna Cavanagh.

Unable to contact paedophile teacher Maya Stepney, who he doesn’t know is pregnant, Jacob slept with her former step daughter.

Dr Liam Cavanagh was horrified when he discovered Jacob had taken his daughter’s virginity when she threw up after taking the morning after pill.

The doctor insisted Jacob had “forced” Leanna into sex and stormed over to the shop to confront the teen.

Violently grabbing Jacob, Liam shouted: “You little pervert. You took advantage of my daughter.”

Liam discovered that Leanna had slept with Jacob
Liam was concerned for his daughter

Leanna tried to calm her dad down, while Jacob denied he raped her, but then turned nasty.

He said: “It's just sex. People do it all the time. It doesn’t mean anything. That’s why i left afterwards. She wanted it more than me. I wasn’t even that bothered.”

Furious Liam shoved Jacob as worried David Metcalfe ran in the middle to protect his son.

Dr Cavanagh stormed over to the shop and violently grabbed Jacob
David and Leyla were disgusted by their son's behaviour

Continuing to goad Liam, Jacob said: “She was well up for it. Even though I'd never be into her. I mean look at her. She thinks she’s so pretty but it's just a face full of makeup.”

Leanna was on the verge of tears - and her seething father slammed “disgusting and sick” Jacob for not being able to control himself.

Jacob added: “The only reason I bothered is because she came looking for me and I thought 'why not?’.”

Jacob and Leanna had a moment together
They leaned in for a passionate kiss before having sex

Jacob’s final sickening comment pushed Liam over the edge and he punched the teenager in the face.

Horrified Bernice pulled her fiancé away after he left Jacob with a bleeding lip.

Later on, Jacob shouted at David and Leyla for not taking his side - but they confessed they were appalled by his behaviour.

Jacob called the police after being punched

Jacob said: “You might think I’m wrong…but other people don’t.”

It soon became clear what Jacob had done when the police rocked up at Bernice’s house.

They arrested Dr Cavanagh on suspicion of assault and took him away in handcuffs.

*Emmerdale airs weeknights on ITV at 7pm with an extra episode on Thursdays at 8pm