October 1997


A WIDNES man has been placed been placed on the national paedophile register after carrying out sex attacks on two young girls.

Paul Joseph Houghton, of Mottershead Road, was jailed for a total of two years at Warrington Crown Court last Tuesday.

Houghton was found guilty of three charges of indecent assault on a female and one charge of committing gross indecency with a child, which he denied.

It was ordered that Houghton would be registered on the national file used to monitor known paedophiles under the Sexual Offences Act 1996.