Wigan paedophile who preyed on 10 and 11-year-old boys is jailed

A perverted Wigan man who committed a series of child sex crimes and had indecent images of youngsters has been jailed for six years.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:48 pm
Steven Flynn
Steven Flynn

Steven Flynn, of Albion Drive, Aspull, had previously appeared before a Bolton Crown Court judge to plead guilty to a total of 10 charges including the possession and distribution of “child porn” falling into all three categories of seriousness between January 2017 and April 2018.

He has also admitted to sexually abusing two boys under the age of 13, one by intentionally engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and the other of inciting a boy to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity.

Flynn further admitted to trying to arrange or facilitate an act which would have involved in sexual activity with a child, and having a disguised knife on May 18, 2018.

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The hearing was told he was arrested after the police, acting on intelligence, raided his home, conducted a search and seized an X-Box, mobile phone and computer hard drive.

After analysis by technical experts the seized equipment revealed illegal footage of child abuse and evidence of contacting minors for his own sexual titillation.

The bladed article charge refers to a knife that was found in his wallet when he was searched at the custody desk when he was arrested.

The charges of engaging in sexual activity with a child and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity offences were committed online with children he didn’t know, the court was told, both of whom were aged under 13. Returning to court for sentencing, Flynn was sentenced to a total of six years behind bars.

He was also made the subject of an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and must sign on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

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