April 2023

Paedophile, 84, finally faces justice as harrowing ordeals of 24 victims revealed

A prolific paedophile who raped a child and had sick sexual conversations with others online has been locked up.

Vile Gerald Glancy, 84, pleaded guilty to fifteen offences including rape; sexual activity with a child; and causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity

Between October 24, 2018 and May 22, 2022, Glancy regularly engaged in sexualised conversations with children online, which he recorded.

During the conversations, he incited the children to engage in sexual activity while engaged in a sexual act himself.

In February 2021, cops stormed Glancy’s home and arrested him on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. Officers also found he had been abusing children at his home, with a number of devices including mobile phones; hard drives; flash drives; and cameras seized.

The devices contained thousands of still and moving photographs of Glancy engaging in sexual activity with children.

Some 12,000 Category A images – the most severe – were found showing the rape and torture of young children.

At least 13,000 category B images and 22,000 category C images were also recovered.

While forensic investigation into the devices was underway, Glancy continued to engage with children in online chat rooms and committed further offences.

A later visit to Glancy’s home, in June 2022, based on intelligence received by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, revealed five unauthorised devices.

Glancy, of Beswick Royds Street in Rochdale, admitted fifteen child sex offences and was sentenced to 14 years in prison with a one year extended licence.

He was made the subject of an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

The court heard of the harrowing experiences of 24 young victims.

The Crown Prosecution Service added it believes there are more of Glancy’s victims out there who have not yet been identified.