A man from Wythenshawe in Manchester has been jailed for none-recent child sex offences.
In December 2016, police received a report that three boys, between the ages of 10 and 16, had been sexually abused in South Manchester in the 1990s.
An investigation was launched and Anthony Marino (03/09/49) of Rowarth Road, Wythenshawe was arrested and taken in to police custody for questioning.
He was subsequently charged with gross indecency with a child under 14, three counts of gross indecency with a child aged 10 and three counts of indecent assaults on not less than three occasions.
Marino pleaded guilty and, yesterday (Monday 27 July 2020), was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to five years imprisonment. He was also given a 10 year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
DC Andrew Middleton, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “First and foremost, I would like to thank the victims for coming forward and assisting us with our investigation, which secured yesterday’s sentence. They have demonstrated courage and strength throughout. My hope for them is that they now feel a sense of closure and I wish them well for the future.
“Marino’s behaviour was absolutely despicable but thanks to the victims, partner agencies and our investigation team, Marino has been brought to face justice and is now behind bars.
“I hope this case serves as reassurance to members of the public across Greater Manchester that GMP takes reports of this nature incredibly seriously and launch thorough investigations to establish the full circumstances surrounding crimes and ensure that those responsible are apprehended and handed over to the justice system, which will not let them off lightly