Lying West Yorkshire paedophile who preyed on young girls given 22-year extended prison sentence

A dangerous peadophile who preyed on young girls has been handed an extended prison sentence of more than 22 years.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 4:45 pm

David Price denied a catalogue of offences which forced his two victims to give evidence during a trial at Leeds Crown Court.

The 40-year-old then admitted his crimes after being found guilty.

Nick Adlington, prosecuting, told the court that Price was living in the Wakefield district at the time he targeted the two young girls who were under the age of 13.

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Paedophile David Price was given a 22-year sentence at Leeds Crown Court.

He abused one over a four-month period and the other over a four-year period.

Price, now of Boulsworth Drive, Trawden, Lancashire, was charged with nine offences in total and found guilty of all of them.

The court was told of the horrendous impact the abuse had on the two females.

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It was only when a pre-sentence report was ordered after the trial had concluded that Price admitted what he had done and that he was attracted to young girls.

The court was told that he had been in a new relationship with a woman and he feared she would end it if he admitted the charges.

She eventually did terminate the relationship.

Rachel Cooper, mitigating, told the court that Price had only recently been able to admit it to himself and knew he needed to change his behaviour to prevent further offending.

Ms Cooper said Price was "disgusted" by his own actions.

Judge Penelope Belcher said Price had only stopped when he was arrested.

She condemned Price for forcing the two females to give evidence in court, calling him "totally and utterly selfish".

She said: "Your own relationship you put before the interests of these children who you systematically abused over time.

"You steadfastly denied your offending for two years."