Child sex abuser jailed for four years

A MAN has been jailed for four years in a case of historical child sex abuse.

Michael Foley, 39, previously of Whitehall Way, Dewsbury, admitted two offences which happened more than a decade ago.

One was for sexual activity with a child and the other was for sexual activity in the presence of a child.

Leeds Crown Court heard Foley’s activities only came to light years later, after the first complainant admitted what happened to him. Nick Adlington, prosecuting, said Foley was drinking with a 17-year-old when he suggested they watch porn DVDs.

Foley pleasured himself and then began touching the teenager, who pulled away from him.

After these allegations were made, another complainant said he was aged 10 or 11 when he was at Foley’s house with other boys of a similar age.

They went to his bedroom to watch porn and Foley performed a sex act in front of them.

Imran Khan, for Foley, said his client’s use of drink and drugs was a factor in the earlier offence. Foley stopped his touching when the teenager moved away from him – and his guilty plea saved the victims from giving evidence.

Recorder James Baird put Foley on the sex offenders’ register for life.

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