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Showing 1 - 10 of 13 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "North West"

Manchester child sex offender jailed

A man has been jailed for sex offences against two children between 1992 and 2011.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , North West News

NHS nurse jailed for sexually assaulting women

Adam Soothill, 32, who had been employed as a nurse within the NHS for 10 years, has been jailed for sexually assaulting women.


Ex-footballer jailed for sexually abusing young girls

An ex-footballer who raped six young girls over a five year period has today been jailed for 24 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, North West News

Man jailed for creating indecent image library of children

A 46-year-old man has been sentenced to 6 years and 9 months imprisonment for communicating with young girls and collecting indecent images of them.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , North West News

Man jailed for kidnapping a woman in Withington

A man has been jailed for life with a minimum term of six years and 25 days for kidnapping a woman in broad daylight at a bus stop in Manchester.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , North West News

Man who worked for Greater Manchester Police sentenced for secretly filming men as they used the toilet

Jean-Renoir Janga, 36, was sentenced today to an 18-month community order following his conviction at Manchester Crown Court on the 16th July 2021 for 6 counts of Voyeurism.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , North West News

Man jailed for assaulting 20 women on week-long sexual crime spree

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for 14 months at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court for sexually assaulting 20 females over an eight day period in March 2021.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , North West News

Man jailed for raping two women and filming the abuse

William Smith, 33, was jailed for life today at Preston Crown Court for the rape and sexual assault of two women.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , North West News

Convicted murderer jailed for child sex offences

A 55-year-old convicted murderer was today sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment for sexual offences against two children in Manchester in the 2000s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , North West News

Man jailed for raping teenager

A 45-year-old man has been jailed at Preston Crown Court for 14 years for raping a 17-year-old boy.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , North West News

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