June 2020

Paedophile pensioner jailed for more than 19 years

A 79-year-old paedophile has been jailed for more than 19 years for the “appalling” sexual abuse of three boys.

Leeds Crown Court heard one of predator Robert Brady’s victims repeatedly tried to take his own life after suffering from years of abuse.

Brady, of Springfield Avenue, Batley, groomed two other victims with cash.

Brady was jailed for nineteen-and-a-half years after admitting 11 charges of child sex abuse.

Jailing Brady, Judge Robin Mairs told him: “You have nothing but callous disregard for the pain, both physical and mental, that you inflict on your victims.”

Prosecutor Matthew Bean said the first victim was aged just eight when Brady started abusing him.

The boy began to self-harm before trying to take his own life.

After the first time Brady sexually abused the second victim, he gave him £5 and told him that if he did not tell anyone he would be given more money

Brady admitted three counts of indecent assault, two counts of rape and one count of gross indecency, in connection with the first victim.

In relation to the second and third victim, he admitted three counts of assault by penetration, one count of attempted rape and one count of attempted assault by penetration.

Brady, who appeared in court via video link from Leeds prison, was also made subject to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.