Convicted paedophile guilty of further crimes
A convicted paedophile who sexually abused a young girl for almost a decade has been jailed for a total of 23 years.
Ian McGinty was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on Friday, 6 May.
He was also served with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and made to sign the Sex Offenders Register.
The conviction followed an investigation by Wakefield District’s Child Safeguarding Unit which began in September 2021, when the victim came forward to police and disclosed McGintys offences.
McGinty, 53 and from Pontefract, was promptly arrested the same day and questioned in connection with the offences, which dated back to 2012.
During the course of their investigations, detectives established that he had been jailed in 2008 under his previous name Ian Hume.
Then aged 39 and living in Durham at the time, he pleaded guilty to molesting four girls – the youngest aged 13 – and was jailed for 18 months and placed on the Sex Offender Register for ten years.
Ian Hume, as he was known, was sentenced to 18 months, and placed on the Sex Offender Register until October 2018.
But, after assuming his new name, he went on to systematically abuse his latest victim, who was under 13.
Following the investigation, McGinty was subsequently charged with several offences and appeared before magistrates on Tuesday, 14 September 2021.
He faced trial in March this year and was found guilty of:
Rape of a child under 13,
Causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity
Sexual activity with a child.