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Showing 1 - 10 of 16 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Former care home manager jailed for abusing boys

A 76-year-old former care home manager has been sentenced to a total of 11 years imprisonment for sexually abusing two boys in the 1970s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for imprisoning and sexually assaulting girl on way home from school

A 20-year-old man described as “dangerous” has been jailed for falsely imprisoning and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on her way home from school on Merseyside.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Former football coach jailed for a further four years for abusing boys

A former youth football coach who is already serving life for abusing young boys in his care has been jailed for a further four years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

CPS statement on Barry Bennell charging decision

Geoff Fryar, Head of the Complex Casework Unit of CPS Mersey Cheshire, said: “The Crown Prosecution Service can confirm that Richard Jones, aka Barry Bennell, today (18/5/2020) appeared at Warrington Magistrates’ Court via video link from HMP Littlehey. At the hearing Jones, 66, was charged with nine sexual offences in relation to two complainants.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Prolific paedophile who filmed the rape and sexual assaults of two young girls jailed

A man who raped and sexually assaulted two young girls and filmed the assaults has today been jailed for 16 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Dangerous sexual predator jailed

A 35-year-old man who targeted and sexually assaulted young women who had become separated from their friends has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Man who raped woman on her way home from a night out jailed

A man who raped a young woman as she made her way home from a night out in Liverpool has been jailed for eight years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

UPDATE: Retired teacher sentenced for a series of indecent assaults on 12-year-old pupil

A retired teacher from Merseyside has been convicted of a series of indecent assaults on a pupil from when she was just 12 years old.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for 15 years for sexually abusing very young girl

A 31-year- old man from Cheshire who sexually abused a girl on several occasions when she was a very small child has been jailed for 15 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Merseyside primary school teacher convicted of sexually assaulting pupils

A Merseyside primary school teacher has been convicted of abusing his position and inappropriately touching his pupils over a number of years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

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