September 2023

‘Despicable’ paedophile locked up for 15 years for string of horrific sexual abuse against two children

A Rochdale paedophile has been jailed for a string of horrific sexual abuse against a girl and a boy dating back more than 30 years.

Christopher McGourlay was charged with a number of offences which took place in the early 1990s.

Bolton Crown Court heard how McGourlay’s abhorrent crimes had a huge impact on those he preyed on. McGourlay was found guilty of 10 counts of indecent assault on a female under the age of 14, attempted rape of a girl under the age of 16 and the indecent assault of a male under the age of 14 years, all in completely unrelated circumstances.

Jurors convicted the 63-year-old at trial on July 19. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison at Bolton Crown Court