Police fear South Yorkshire sex predator may have targeted more children

By Michael Upton | 13/11/2012 0 comments

Police fear South Yorkshire sex predator may have targeted more children

POLICE are appealing for possible victims of a predatory South Yorkshire paedophile to come forward.

Wayne Finch (47) was locked up indefinitely at Doncaster Crown Court after befriending two young girls and then abusing them.

But South Yorkshire Police think he may have approached other youngsters and they are urging any possible victims to get in touch.

Finch befriended and then sexually abused a 10-year-old girl last year after meeting her at fishing ponds off Low Road, Conisbrough.

He repeated the process with another girl, aged 9, and both offences were reported.

Finch was arrested and a computer memory stick containing thousands of indecent images of children was found at his home.

He pleaded guilty to three offences and was given an indeterminate sentence meaning that he will not be released until it is deemed public safety is not at risk.

Det Con Julie Ward said: “Finch gained the trust of two young girls by befriending them, but then took complete advantage of that trust by subjecting them both to sexual assaults on more than one occasion and committing sexual acts in their presence.

“We were able to locate and arrest Finch and prevent him from committing any further offences against young girls due to the early disclosure of the incidents.

“However, we believe there may be more young girls who could have been approached by Finch and I would encourage anyone who has any information, to please report the incident by contacting the police.”

Anyone who believes they have any information, or wants to report an incident in connection to offences committed by Finch are urged to contact the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting crime reference A/87801/2011. 

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