September 2018

Blackburn paedophile jailed

A paedophile pensioner who sexually abused two boys has been jailed for 13 years.

Preston Crown Court heard how Kevin Richard Coleman, 82, indecently assaulted the boys in Blackburn and Heysham in the 1970s when they were between eight and 13-years-old.

Coleman, now of Saltcotes Road, Lytham St Annes, but formerly of Blackburn. was found guilty of 10 counts of indecent assault.

The offences took place in a house and a caravan park.

The abuse was reported to police in 2017

Investigating officer Simon Morris said: “Kevin Coleman abused these two young boys over a number of years and robbed them of their childhood to satisfy his own depraved sexual desires”