A man has been jailed for eighteen years after he pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of two young girls over a five year period.
Sexual abuse – guilty plea
Dean Manning, of Congleton in Cheshire, pleaded guilty to 20 charges relating to sexual exploitation and ill-treatment at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday.
The 49 year old pleaded guilty to 12 counts relating to the rape, attempted rape and other sexual abuse of the two children. He also admitted six counts of inciting children to engage in sexual activity, and a further two counts of causing unnecessary suffering through ill-treatment.
Manning was handed 20 concurrent jail terms of at least four years each of his crimes. He was given a 26 year sentence, with an additional eight years on license as well as the eighteen year jail term. The paedophile will have to serve at least twelve years in prison before he is eligible for parole.
Judge David Farrell QC, also ordered Manning to sign the sex offenders register for life, and he was made subject to a life-long sexual harm prevention order restricting his internet usage. Furthermore, Manning had to pay a victim surcharge.
Praising the victims’ bravery in coming forward, DI Lynda Coates, from the joint child protection investigation team, said:
“This sentence reflects the seriousness of Manning’s crimes and the devastating impact his actions have had on his victims.
“His abuse of young girls spanned over a number of years, and his victims have been incredibly brave in coming forward and speaking to police.
“I believe Manning still represents a significant risk to girls so I welcome the lengthy sentence that he has been given, which will protect the public from further harm.
“If you have been a victim of sexual abuse, we have dedicated specialist officers who can support you and I would urge you to make contact with police.”
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Source: The Comet