December 2016

‘No one would ever believe you’ – what child sex offender told his victims


A 49-year-old paedophile has been sentenced to eight & half years after he was previously found guilty of sexually abusing young girls.

Martin Breeze of Brotton, Redcar & Cleveland had denied all the charges against him at Teesside crown court, which forced the victims to relive the abuse as they gave evidence against him.

The court heard that one victim was aged just 8-years-old when Breeze first sexually abused her. 

His crimes came to light after one of the girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reported his sexual assaults to her mother.

The pre-teen’s mother since said her child had “changed completely”, becoming angry and tearful and suffering nightmares.

The girl did not want to talk about what happened or undergo therapy.

Her mother said in a statement read out in the courtroom: “I don’t think I’ve had a decent sleep since this happened.

“I’m now on medication for anxiety. He has wrecked our family.”

The investigation led to a second complainant coming forward

Although Breeze was found guilty by the jury for abusing two girls, other victims also gave evidence against him in court.

Breeze who worked at Skinningrove steelworks was told that he must serve a minimum of six years. 

As an “offender of particular concern”, he was given an extra year on licence after his release from prison, bringing his total sentence to almost 10 years.

Breeze was given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order banning him from work or unsupervised contact with children under 16.