September 2017

Leeds pensioner locked up more than thirty years after sex abuse of boys

A man who sexually abused five young boys has finally been brought to justice after more than three decades.

David Rispin, 69, was jailed for seven years, ten months, after pleading guilty to sex offences spanning more than ten years during the 1970s and 1980s.

Leeds Crown Court heard Rispin often abused the victims after giving them alcohol.

One victim, now aged in his 50s, was sexually abused on up to 100 occasions.

He read a victim impact statement to the court in which he described Rispin as an “evil and reckless” man.

He said: “I met David Rispin when I was ten years old. “I wish I could have foretold at the time what a shadow he would cast over me for the rest of my life. “He carefully built a mental prison for me.

“All the time he carried on with the rest of his life as if nothing had happened.

Rispin, of Elmwood Lane, Barwick-in-Elmet, pleaded guilty to 13 charges of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child.