June 2017

Jail for convicted Leyland paedophile


A sex offender who paid a 13-year-old boy for unprotected sex after meeting him on a phone dating app has been given a five year jail term with an extended three year licence.

Recorder Mark Ainsworth told pervert David Monks, 58, of Golden Hill Lane, Leyland, the extended term reflected his dangerousness, adding: “It’s clear he has suffered a great deal by what has happened to him.”

Monks admitted three charges of paying a child for sex

Preston Crown Court heard the vulnerable Lancashire schoolboy had been a victim to others and had been left with a sexually transmitted disease.

Monks, who was convicted in 2005 of similar matters relating to two boys, met the victim on men’s dating app Grindr, and arranged to meet him at his campervan where he paid him for the acts.

Prosecutor Paul Brookwell revealed, on the second occasion the boy turned up in his school uniform, which would have made it obvious he was underage.

April 2005

‘White witch’ abuser sent to jail

A child abuser who tricked his victims into believing he was a “white witch” has been jailed for nine years.

David Monks, 47, was sentenced on Friday at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court for 15 counts of indecent assault and one attempted rape.

Police say the former council caretaker invited youngsters into his Stretford flat, giving them alcohol and cigarettes and reading tarot cards.

Monks, of Muirfield Drive, Winsford, told the girls he was a white witch.

Monks worked as a caretaker at Circle Court at Barton Dock Road, and lived in one of the flats.

He invited youngsters to his home, claiming to read tarot cards. He placed the cards on the victim’s body when he abused them.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) say Monks told the girls bad things would happen to them if they did not conform with the abuse.

The offences took place between 1999 and 2004.

Three counts of indecent assault were committed against a girl aged 16, the victims of the other assaults and the attempted rape are all believed to have been 14 or 15 years old when the offences took place.

Det Sgt Mike Abbott, of Stretford CID said: “Monks’ sentence reflects the gravity of the offences he has committed.

“He acted in a despicable manner preying on young children many of whom where too scared to act against his wishes.

“I only hope his victims can gain some form of comfort from the fact that he is now behind bars for the foreseeable future.

“This is a worthy conclusion to what has been an extremely long and complicated investigation.”

Monks will be on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.