August 2023

A “dangerous sexual predator” who tried to rape a young boy has been jailed for 10-and-a-half years.

Kristian Annus, from Dewsbury, was arrested in February after taking advantage of the child “in the most appalling way”, police said.

The 29-year-old was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court after admitting a charge of attempted rape of a boy under 13 during a plea hearing on Tuesday.

He was also subject to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

West Yorkshire Police said the sex offence took place in the Kirklees area and Annus, of Market Place, Dewsbury, was charged on 21 February.