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January 2017

Paedophile jailed for abusing young boy


A paedophile has been jailed for multiple sexual offences against a six year old boy

Martin kelman, 38 of Wigan appeared for trial at Manchester Crown Court where he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a boy who was aged under 13 years old.

Kelman who worked at the Oxygen free jumping in Wigan sexually abused the boy several times over a six month period in 2014.

He was arrested in 2015, after the brave child found the courage to speak out and confided in his parents, who in turn reported the offences to the police.

However, Kelman who lists himself on Facebook as a former Senior Residential Social Worker at Brookfield House Children’s Home was released on bail and it took almost 18 months to reach trial where he was eventually found guilty of the charges he faced.

The judge sentenced Kelman to eight years imprisonment and told him that he must register as a sex offender for life