November 2017

Child sex abuse victim slams sentence given to attacker after he walks free from court

A child sex abuse victim has spoken of her disgust after her attacker escaped jail.

RAF veteran Frank McInnes walked free from court after admitting abusing two young girls in the late 80s and early 90s.

The 84-year-old was given a two year prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Minshull Street Crown Court.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and a given a 10 year restraining order.

One his two victims, who we are not naming for legal reasons, told how the abuse she suffered has devastated her life.

She also spoke about finally seeing justice after McInnes, of Keepers Drive, Norden, in Rochdale, appeared in the dock.

She said: “Seeing the perpetrator in court showing no remorse was hurtful.

“I think the sentence he was given was very lenient. Age should not be a factor for someone who hasn’t shown remorse and has admitted his crime.

“People with this attitude to sexually abusing children will always have this mentality and will always pose a risk to children within society.

“It feels unfair he is free to continue his life walking around as though he is an innocent man.

“I will have to live a life sentence for what he subjected me to whilst he was only served a minimal non custodial sentence.”