June 2022

Man who sexually abused ‘numerous boys’ in Redcar in 80s and 90s finally brought to justice

A 66-year-old man who sexually abused ‘numerous’ boys in Redcar several decades ago has been brought to justice.

Cleveland Police began investigating after a report was filed against David Gillender, and it was soon discovered that there was numerous other victims.

The offences took place in Redcar from the mid 1980s into the early 1990s.

Gillender, who now lives in Gloucestershire, appeared at Teesside Crown Court where he was found guilty of 14 counts of sexual assault against young boys.

Those affected by the offences have been offered specialist support whilst inquiries into the abuse continued. Gilldender is due to be sentenced on Thursday July 9, where he is expected to serve a lengthy sentence behind bars.