September 2018: Furness served two years & 10 months in prison.

He was released on licence from HMP Whatton on 21st September 2018.

He is now working for a company called M2K Services in Hinckley, Leicestershire which specialize in maintenance and construction services in shop fitting and major building works

November 2015

Paedophile sentenced for depraved abuse of two young girls

A paedophile who systematically abused two young girls over a number of years has been jailed

Self employed joiner John Furness, 34 of Chaddesden appeared at Derby Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to six out of 10 sexual offences against the girls including:

  • Sexual activity with a child aged under 16 – 68 months imprisonment

  • Sexual activity with a child aged under 16 – 68 months imprisonment

  • Sexual activity with a child aged under 16 – 68 months imprisonment

  • Sexual activity with a child aged under 16 – 27 months imprisonment

  • Sexual activity with a child aged under 13 – 14 months imprisonment

  • Sexual activity with a child aged under 13 – 14 months imprisonment

The court was told that Furness repeatedly sexually assaulted both girls over a number of years. He manipulated the girls to keep their silence.

However, one of the girls found the courage to tell a family member who in turn contacted the police

Although the total sentence equaled 21 & half years, the sentences ran concurrently which meant an overall prison sentence of five & half years was given

Furness was told that he must serve half of that sentence before being considered for release

The judge told him that he would be on the sex offenders register indefinitely and a sexual harm prevention order until further notice was also imposed