February 2022

Bradford man jailed for six years for sexual offences against boy

A man aged 68 has been jailed for six years for sexual offences against a boy.

Paul Malone, of Stone Street, Allerton, Bradford, had already served a five and a half year prison sentence imposed in 2017 for similar offending against another child. On that occasion he photographed himself sexually abusing a boy

He was convicted by a jury at Bradford Crown Court yesterday of two allegations of sexually touching a boy under 13.

His victim read out a moving statement in court detailing how the abuse had ruined his childhood. His schooling was affected, he had suffered sleepless nights and had struggled both emotionally and physically to form relationships

Geraldine Kelly said in mitigation that Malone was already under supervision as part of an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order imposed in 2017.

He was the sole carer for his ill mother and lived with her after his wife had divorced him.

Deputy Circuit Judge Peter Armstrong said they were two very serious offences against a vulnerable young boy.

Malone had been sentenced to five-and-a-half years’ imprisonment in 2017 for similar offending against another child.

“You have an unnatural sexual interest in young boys,” Judge Armstrong told him.

He praised Malone’s victim for the moving and eloquent statement he had read out in court at today’s sentencing hearing.

Malone is already subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and he must continue to sign on the sex offender register for the rest of his life

September 2017

Pervert photographed himself sexually abusing boy

A pervert who photographed himself sexually abusing a boy has been jailed for five and a half years.

Paul Malone, 63, sat in the dock at Bradford Crown Court with his head in his hands when he was brought from the cells to be sentenced.

Malone, of Lilythorne Avenue, Idle, Bradford, was arrested on June 15 when the police, acting on intelligence, searched his home and found hundreds of indecent photos, many at category A, the most serious examples of abuse.

Prosecutor Nick Askins said that Malone had taken a photo of himself sexually abusing a boy. Two other pictures showed the child’s exposed private parts with an adult hand holding down his clothing.

Also found at Malone’s address were 185 Category A indecent photos of children, 120 at Category B and 356 at Category C.

The images included 13 film clips.

Malone made no comment to the police but pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the boy, making three indecent photos of the child and three offences of possession of indecent photos of children.

The judge, Recorder Tahir Khan QC, agreed to the forfeiture of Malone’s phone and laptop computer.

He made a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and told Malone to sign on the sex offender register.

Both orders were without limit of time.

Malone was locked up for four years for sexually abusing the boy and for 18 months, to run consecutively, for hoarding the indecent images of children