June 2017

‘Predatory paedophile’ who sent 250000 messages to boys jailed

An already convicted paedophile who sent 250,000 messages to boys across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire has been jailed.

Nigel Delaney, 65, of New North Road, Huddersfield, was found driving on the M65 motorway with a 15-year-old boy from Accrington in his car in April, 2016.

He was discovered to have an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) banning him from contacting any child under the age of 17.

He was charged with breaching the order and was remanded by police.

Officers launched a separate investigation and after two teenage boys reported being contacted on their mobile phones by an unknown man.

A photo of the man sent to the boys revealed it was Delaney who had been contacting them.

Police seized Delaney’s phone and discovered he sent hundreds of thousands of messages to boys across the Lancashire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire areas.

He was re-arrested and charged by police for a number of child sex offences.

Delaney was sentenced to 12 years in prison, as well as a further five years on licence and was handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

He must now serve a minimum of eight years and has been made subject to sex offender notification requirements.

In 2015, he pleaded guilty to a breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention order

Two years earlier Delaney, then of Bradford, was jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy he targeted at a gym.

At the time he was already subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order imposed in 2009 when he received a suspended jail sentence for two charges of harassing teenage boys by sending them lewd & sexual text messages.

September 2015

Jail warning for sex offender who chats up boys in street

A SEX offender who preys on teenage boys has been warned he faces many years in jail if he doesn’t stop “chatting up young men in the street.”

Nigel Delaney, 63, appeared in custody at Bradford Crown Court to plead guilty to breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention order and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.

Delaney bought the youngster tobacco, a burger and soft drinks and told him he could make “big money”.

He approached the college student in Keighley on April 24, prosecutor Peter Hampton said.

Delaney, of no fixed address, bought him tobacco and the pair went to Jack and Danny’s pub on Church Green, Keighley, and played pool.

Mr Hampton said Delaney asked the student if he would provide sexual services to a woman aged 50 and told the youngster he hated paedophiles, while touching and patting his leg.

He said the boy could make “big money” and asked him if he had ever had gay sex, the court was told.

He gave him £5 and said he would be in the pub that evening.

The boy told the police and Delaney was arrested.

Two years earlier Delaney, then of Emsley Close, Bierley, Bradford, was jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy he targeted at a gym.

At the time he was already subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order imposed in 2009 when he received a suspended jail sentence for two charges of harassing teenage boys by sending them lewd text messages.

Yesterday, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC made a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and sentenced Delaney to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for two years. He must register with the police as a sex offender within three days or risk going back to jail.

The judge told him: “If you come back, the book will be thrown at you.”

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