May 2019

Paedophile Michael Freeland, of Heckmondwike, jailed

A Heckmondwike man has been jailed for more than 13 years for multiple sexual offences against children.

Michael Freeland, 68, pleaded guilty at a court hearing in April to eight counts of sexual activity with a child under 15.

The offences relate to two victims and took place between 2017 and 2018.

Today, Freeland was sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison and has been made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.