Monday, 19 February 2018

'Sheer evil' sexual predator Bennell gets 31 years in prison.

Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been branded “the devil incarnate” by a judge who jailed him for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers he coached.

The former Crewe Alexandra coach and Manchester City scout was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court of 50 child sexual offences committed between 1979 and 1991.

Bennell, 64, may have more than 100 victims in total as an additional 86 complainants have come forward to say they too were abused by him.

Sentencing Bennell on Monday, the Recorder of Liverpool, Judge Clement Goldstone QC, said: “Your behaviour towards these boys in grooming and seducing them before subjecting them to, in some cases, the most most serious, degrading and humiliating abuse was sheer evil.”

He said Bennell had appeared to his victims as a God but added: “In reality, you were the devil incarnate. You stole their childhoods and their innocence to satisfy your own perversion.”

Bennell looked at the floor and nodded as the judge sentenced him. Some members of the public began to applaud as he was sent down, but were stopped by the judge.





By Mark Lawford.
Full story at Yahoo News.