Man jailed for abusing police officer as child

A man who abused a serving police officer while he was a teenager has been sentenced.

Stephen Wright has been jailed for 18 months for three counts of indecent assault.

This will be added to a 22-year prison sentence he is already serving for sexual abuse of boys.

The charges relate to a period between 1978 and 1981 when victim Darren Kenny, now 50, was aged between 12 and 15.

The court heard how Wright began working behind the bar at a pub in Rochdale owned by Darren’s dad and would stay in Darren’s bedroom after he finished work and force him to perform sex acts on him.

Detective Sergeant Julianna Barker, of GMP’s Rochdale Borough, said: “I would like to pay tribute to Darren for his bravery in coming forward and his strength of character in sitting through this trial.”

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