Hull man part of paedophile gang


Published: Thursday 23rd April 2015 by The News Editor

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A gang of paedophiles, including a man from Hull, are facing lengthy prison sentences.

David Harsley, 51, from Hull, has pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him.

The sex ring raped and abused babies, toddlers and children under five in attacks that were streamed over the internet.

An investigation led by the National Crime Agency discovered the members preyed on the families of the youngsters they targeted, in one case grooming a mother and father before their baby was even born.

They would carry out the sickening attacks together or watch the abuse via an online feed if only one had access to a victim, plus offer advice and guidance to others on drugging their young victims through chilling online chat.

All seven men, aged between 30 and 51, face significant prison sentences. Some could be jailed for life.

Four – Robin Hollyson, 30, from Bedfordshire; Christopher Knight, 35, from Manchester; Adam Toms, 33, from Somerset and Matthew Lisk, 32, from East Sussex – have also pleaded guilty. They will be sentenced when they return to court on a date to be fixed.

John Denham, 49, from Wiltshire, and Matthew Stansfield, 34, from Hampshire, have already been convicted at Bristol Crown Court.

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Published: Thursday 23rd April 2015 by The News Editor

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