May 2018

Child sex offender jailed for nine years

A man has been jailed for nearly ten years after being found guilty of child sex offences.

Carl Whiteley, 62, from Chester Road in Blackpool, was sentenced to nine years and nine months at Shrewsbury Crown Court last Friday.

He had previously been found guilty of the offences that took place over a nine-year period in Sheffield and Telford.

The conviction followed a two-year operation involving DC Karen Pankhurst, DC Simon Hartidge, DC Nicki Gardner, and DC Becky Bradford from Telford CID.

Detective Sergeant Rob Rondel praised the victim for their courage in coming forward.

He said: “I’d like to thank the bravery of the victim in coming forward in this case and the officers involved in carrying out a comprehensive investigation that has led to a sex offender being jailed.”

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