July 2018

Children knew paedophile as ‘Corolla’

A prolific sex offender who ‘stole childhoods’ by luring young boys into his home with booze and cigarettes has been jailed.

Harry Wolfe, a mechanic, was only known to children who played near his home as ‘Corolla’, after the car he then drove.

During the 1990s and early 2000s he would ply them with alcohol and cigarettes to befriend them.

But once in his home he sexually abused them.

After a seven-day trial at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court, Wolfe, 59, was found guilty of eight serious sexual offences against boys all aged under 13, including rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault.

Wolfe, of Fletcher Close, Oldham, was jailed for 18 years and will remain on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.