February 2019

Paedophile abused kids as young as three

A pervert who submitted children as young as 3 to “sickening sexual abuse” has been jailed for 19 years.

Christopher John Halloran, 67, of Sherburn in Elmet, was jailed at York Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to 25 out of 33 charges for the sexual abuse of children spanning more than 30 years.

He was given a prison sentence of 19 years followed by an eight-year period on licence.

Some of the offences took place when Halloran lived in Eastleigh in Hampshire before he moved to North Yorkshire where he continued to offend.

Halloran was also issued with a sexual harm prevention order until further notice.

Halloran’s offending dates back to 1986 and involved nine victims aged between three and 19.

Most of the abuse happened when the victims were aged between eight and ten years old.

The offences include child rape, sexual assault, assault by penetration, gross indecency with a child, sexual activity with a child, and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.