July 2017: Parole granted – Now released
October 2015: Parole has been refused
Child abuser finally brought to justice four decades on
Pervert Arthur Whittle has been jailed for eight years for a series of indecent assaults he committed on a young girl some 40 years ago
The 63 year old, former fish filleter of Hanover gardens in Willington Quay was convicted of nine counts of gross indecency with a child who was aged between five and nine after a trial at Newcastle crown court.
The prosecution said: “The abuse had a significant impact on the victims life”
Whittle was also ordered to sign on the sex offenders register indefinately