Pensioner jailed for child sex offences

By Dave Doyle | 05/12/2017

Pensioner jailed for child sex offences
Michael John Daniel

A PENSIONER has been jailed for 13 years after admitting child sex offences against a nine-year-old boy.

Michael John Daniel (65), of Lavender Way in Wincobank, appeared for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday, November 29.

Police arrested Daniel at the end of September, after receiving reports that he had abused a nine-year-old boy several times over six months.

The pensioner admitted the offences at a police interview in October, leading to five charges of sexual assault on a child under 13 and one of engaging in sexual activity with a child under 13.

Det Con Steve Evans, who led the investigation, said: “It was the bravery and courage of the victim that has enabled us to bring Daniel to justice and remove the threat he posed.

“I would like to commend him for his bravery and I hope this result offers reassurance that we will always work to bring offenders before the courts and will take action to protect all victims.

“I’m thankful Daniel admitted to his despicable actions and prevented the victim having to relive the details of these horrific offences during a trial.”

Det Con Rebecca Hardware added: “All reports of child sex offences are taken extremely seriously and will always be fully investigated by a specialist team of officers.

“Where possible, we will always endeavour to bring offenders before the courts and I hope through highlighting results such as this, it enforces our no tolerance stance on sexual abuse.”

Anyone with concerns or information about sexual abuse is urged to contact police on 101.


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