Pair Jailed For Historic Child Abuse

Two men found guilty of historic sexual offences against children have been jailed by a Manchester court.

James Gregory, 52, and Paul Gregory, 49, both of Milner Avenue, Altrincham were found guilty after a trial at Manchester Minshull Street in September 2009.

James Gregory was found guilty of three counts of indecent assault on a boy, one count of indecent assault on a girl and two counts of gross indecency with a child.

He was sentenced to six years in prison.

Paul Gregory was found guilty of four indecent assaults on two boys and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

James would look after a young girl in the 1970s and when she was aged between five and six-years-old he would indecently assault her.

They have both been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders' Register for life.

In the late 1970s, James indecently assaulted a young boy, who was aged just eight when the abuse began.

Paul abused the same boy on separate occasions and a second boy, who was aged around 16-years-old when he indecently assaulted him.

Detective Constable Nicola Graham of Trafford's Child Abuse Investigation Unit said she is sure both men felt they had got away with their "sickening behaviour".

"But they clearly did not realise the strength their victims would find to finally report them to the police.

"We will always thoroughly investigate reports of abuse, no matter when it happened and we have a specially trained team of investigators who can provide support at all stages of the process."


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