A man from Wakefield, who has been branded as a dangerous sexual predator by the police, has been sentenced to imprisonment for his attempt to rape a child.

Kristian Annus, aged 29 and residing on Lincoln Street in Wakefield, has been handed a sentence of 10 and a half years by Leeds Crown Court today (23/08). This comes after he admitted to the charge of attempting to commit rape in the Kirklees area.

Furthermore, he has been subjected to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, which will impose limitations on his actions upon his eventual release from prison. Additionally, he will be required to remain on the Sex Offender Register for the rest of his life.

Annus was taken into custody by officers on February 19, 2023, subsequent to a report detailing his sexual misconduct involving a young male child.

He was formally charged just two days later and was subsequently detained by the courts.

PC Jay Laughton of the Kirklees District Child Safeguarding Team said; “Annus is without doubt a dangerous sexual predator and we welcome his conviction and sentencing.

“He took advantage of his young victim in the most appalling way and subjected him to what has clearly been a dreadful offence.

“I want to praise the bravery of the victim and his family in reporting what took place and then supporting the prosecution which has put this man behind bars.

“The courage shown by victims and their families in coming forward and seeing justice done is key in allowing police and partners in the CPS to get offenders such as Annus off our streets.

“We always encourage victims of sexual offences to make reports to us and can promise everything possible is done to investigate reports thoroughly and compassionately.”