January 2005

Serial child sex abuser convicted and sentenced


A 62-year-old man from Manchester has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for 18 counts of child abuse.

Edward Moran pleaded not guilty to six counts of rape, six of indecent assault and two counts of cruelty to a child.

He also denied two counts of indecent assault on a male, one count of indecency with a child and one count of attempting to commit an offence.

Moran, of Yew Walk, Partington, was sentenced on Friday at Minshull Street Crown Court.

The pensioner was convicted in December 2004. A number of incidents of rape and sexual abuse had been reported to police three years earlier.

They were alleged to have happened to a girl when she was aged between seven and 16 in the 1960s and 1970s.

Following this, another woman and a man reported being sexually assaulted by Moran.

Det Con Linda Parry, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “This is a man who took advantage and abused vulnerable children.

“It has been a traumatic experience for all the people concerned and it has taken a lot for them to come forward.”