Paedophile admits further offences against boys

19/05/2017

Aaron Hughes, 35, has had his prison sentence increased after admitting further serious sexual offences. He was already serving a custodial sentence when police charged him with crimes against three boys, on advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.

Hughes was given a further life sentence for the most recent case in which two of the victims were aged 13-years-old at the time of the offences and the third was 14-years-old.

Hughes' then boyfriend, Niall Kemble, was sentenced to six months imprisonment in November last year for his involvement in one of the offences.

Nicola Rees of the Crown Prosecution Service said: "There were very serious allegations that came to light whilst Aaron Hughes was in prison. Consequently, the police conducted a full investigation resulting in the charges being authorised.

"Over a period of time Hughes gained the trust of these impressionable teenagers so that he could sexually assault them.

"In cases such as this, the passage of time does not always lessen the impact of the offending on the victims, who have shown great courage by speaking to the police and engaging in the court process."