Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sex Fiend Jailed for 19 Years

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sex Fiend Jailed for 19 Years

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A PAEDOPHILE who raped two young children and arranged for one to have sex with other men has been jailed.

John Sleith, pictured, of Rothiemay Road, Urmston, abused a boy and a girl over eight years from 2004 until 2012.

Minshull Street Crown Court heard Sleith threatened the victims saying they would go to prison if they told anyone.

The 70-year-old forced the girl victim to meet other dangerous paedophiles who would also sexually assault her.

However, in November 2017, one of the victims confided in a family member and the police were made aware. The second victim then also came forward to police.

The court heard most of the offences took place in Trafford.

Sleith was arrested but denied all of the offences and claimed the pair were lying. He later pleaded guilty to a total of 18 counts of non-recent sexual offences including rape, touching and arranging for one of the children to meet other men for the commission of sexual offences. …

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