February 2018

‘Depraved’ paedophile, 72, who sexually abused two young children leaving them with ‘severe emotional trauma’ is jailed for 14 years

A ‘depraved’ paedophile who sexually abused two young children leaving them with severe emotional trauma has been jailed for 14 years.

Martyn Woods, 72 from Wigan has been jailed for a series of historic sexual assaults. 

Woods repeatedly abused a young girl while he assaulted a teenage boy as he lay in bed.

The ‘sexual predator’s’ crimes went unpunished for years until a brave victim came forward last year.     

Woods will be on one year extended license after he is released – and will remain on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.

Speaking after the sentencing at Minshull Street Crown Court, Detective Constable Debra Gallagher said: ‘Martyn Woods is a depraved individual whose abuse of two young children left them suffering severe emotional trauma that they still feel to this day.

‘There is no doubt in my mind that he is a sexual predator who thought that he had gotten away with his sickening abuse after so many years had passed.

‘However, thanks to the courage shown by one of his victims in coming forward to speak to police, Woods has now been brought to justice and a dangerous man has been imprisoned.’