Couple convicted for years of abuse on three children

19/07/2011

Convictions in child cruelty case

A couple who subjected three young children to years of abuse have been convicted at Warrington Crown Court.

Peter Hussey, Crown Advocate, who prosecuted the case to its conclusion said: "As parents, the defendants were in a privileged position of responsibility and trust. They abused that position terribly and repeatedly inflicted physical punishments on three young children over a number of years."

Both defendants, who can't be named for legal reasons, originally pleaded not guilty, but the father changed his plea and admitted 10 offences - including child cruelty and assault.

The mother pleaded not guilty and following a trial was convicted by a jury of nine offences.

 

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For more information contact Sharon King, area communications manager, CPS Mersey-Cheshire, on 0151 239 6465.