January 2023

Dangerous Blackpool paedophile who subjected young girl to years of horrendous sexual abuse jailed

A Blackpool paedophile who sexually assaulted a young girl for years to “satisfy his own depraved desires” has been sentenced to more than 20 years. 

Colin Lemin, 62, of New South Promenade, Blackpool, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Thursday (January 12).

In 2019, the victim reported she had been repeatedly assaulted by Lemin as a child.

The abuse took place in the early to mid-1990s, with attacks at addresses in Blackpool, Rochdale and Greater Manchester.

Lemin was later arrested and charged with a number of rape and sexual assault offences.

He pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty on all charges following a trial.

Lemin was sentenced to 21 years in prison and given a lifetime sexual harm prevention order.