Jailed paedophile Gordon Anglesea – A former North Wales police superintendent has died
It is being reported Gordon Anglesea the former North Wales police superintendent who was jailed for sexually abusing young boys has died.A former North Wales Police superintendent who was jailed for sexually abusing young boys has died.
The Daily Post report Anglesea died in hospital after being admitted ‘some days ago’
Gordon Anglesea, 79, of Old Colwyn, Conwy county, was jailed for 12 years for historical offences in November.
Anglesea was convicted of four sexual offences against children following an investigation by the National Crime Agency, he was sent to prison for 12 years in November.
A jury found Anglesea, 78, of guilty of abusing two children aged 14 or 15, following a trial at Mold Crown Court.
He abused one boy while working as a police Inspector at an attendance centre near Wrexham. The second victim was sexually abused at a private address while Anglesea was off duty.
The second victim was sexually abused at a private address while Anglesea was off duty.
At the time of his sentencing Roy McComb, NCA Deputy Director for Specialist Investigations, said:
“Gordon Anglesea abused children who should have been safe in his presence and caused lasting damage that only his victims can truly know and understand.
“They have shared just some of that impact with the court during the trial. I believe the sentence of 12 years imposed by this court today reflects the serious abuse of trust that Gordon Anglesea perpetrated in order to facilitate his sexual offending.
“I would like to thank all those who had the trust and confidence in the NCA to come forward with information or evidence in this case.”
Anglesea was arrested in December 2013 by officers working on Operation Pallial, an independent NCA investigation into recent allegations of past abuse in the care system in North Wales. The investigation was requested by Mark Polin, Chief Constable of North Wales.
Anglesea had faced repeated accusations of sex offences but in the 1990s he was awarded £375,000 after suing several news organisation that reported abuse allegations.
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