April 2018

Clacton paedophile who ‘preyed on boys’ jailed for abuse

A “dangerous and prolific” paedophile has been jailed for 18 years for child sexual abuse.

Leslie Bryan was found guilty of 13 offences against boys under the age of 16 in Clacton-on-Sea during the 1970s and 1980s.

The 64-year-old, of Burton Close, Dawley in Shropshire, was found guilty after a four-day trial at Chelmsford Crown Court last month.

Essex Police arrested him in 2016 when they were informed of the abuse.

He was convicted of nine counts of indecent assault, two counts of rape and two counts of indecency with a child.