Vile offender abused two vulnerable prisoners

Crime story
Crime story

A VILE serial sex offender from Wigan has been given an extra four years in jail for abusing fellow prisoners.

Ian Hodkinson, of Bryn Road, Ashton, was put behind bars for 21 years in 2013 after being convicted of eight sex offences, including raping an 11-year-old girl and a young boy.

Liverpool Crown Court heard this week that while in custody at Altcourse prison, Hodkinson lured two vulnerable prisoners, in separate incidents, to his cell.

Once there he abused one of them on three occasions and assaulted the other man once between November 2013 and June last year.

Jailing him for two years to run consecutively to the term he is already serving Judge Norman Wright that he had used “blandishments” saying he would buy them items from the canteen so he could get his “sexual kicks” with them.

“You were wishing to inculcate them into homosexual practices.”

He said that prisoners are entitled to be protected from such behaviour and described Hodkinson as “dangerous.”

His victims had been susceptible to violence and bullying and he pointed out that Hodkinson was tall and powerfully built.

When Hodkinson was convicted of the earlier offences the court heard he was a “calculating sexual predator” who had used the two children to act out a real life pornographic film. He was then jailed for 15 years with an extended licence of six years.

The judge added an extra two years to both the custodial and licence terms and ordered him to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.