A 39-year-old man, David Dunn, originally from Pontefract, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sexual offences against two children that occurred over a decade ago. This verdict was delivered at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday. The charges relate to non-recent sexual offences, including rape.

Dunn was found guilty of raping a child and causing a child to engage in sexual activity in connection with one young male victim. Additionally, he was convicted of attempted rape of a child and indecency with a child involving another young male. These crimes took place in the Wakefield District between 2002 and 2009.

Both victims independently came forward to report the incidents to the police in 2019, prompting an investigation led by specialised child protection officers in the Wakefield District.

Detective Constable Sophie Green, who investigated the case, said; “We are pleased to see Dunn sentenced today for what were some awful sexual offences committed against two young and vulnerable children.

“Their courage in reporting these dreadful offences and in supporting the prosecution against Dunn has meant that a dangerous sexual offender had been forced to answer for his crimes and been punished for them.”

She added: “This case is another reminder to victims that it is never too late to tell us if you have been the victim of offending such as this.

“We really do not underestimate how hard it is to come forward, but I want to make clear that we will do all we can to help you very rightly seek justice and access any support you may need.”