Sex offender jailed 30 years after abuse

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A sex offender has been locked up for 11 years for carrying out sex offences against two boys almost three decades ago.

Adrian Randle, 50, was jailed after pleading guilty to 15 offences against two victims over a three-year period in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

A judge described the offending against one of the victims as “a prolonged campaign of sexual offending.”

Leeds Crown Court heard the victims were aged between 11 and 14 at the time he preyed upon them.

Randle was aged in his early twenties at the time when he committed the offences in the Harehills area of Leeds.

Some offences were committed after Randle gave the boys alcohol. He also offered them gifts and money to buy their silence.

Randle, of Park Green, Normanton, Wakefield, pleaded guilty to three offences of buggery, one of attempted buggery, five offences of indecent assault and six of indecency with a child.

The court heard one of Randle’s victims lived in fear for many years that he had HIV as a result of Randle’s attacks. He was given the all-clear when he went for tests when he became an adult.

The offences went unreported for many years, allowing Randle to commit further sex offences against two other young boys.

The court heard Randle was given a three-year prison sentence in 1992 for sex offences against a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old victim.

Rukshanda Hussain, mitigating, said Randle had pleaded guilty to the offences at an early stage and the victims did not have to face giving evidence at a trial.

Miss Hussain said Randle could not recall committing some of the offences because they took place to long ago but he did not wish to challenge his victims’ accounts.

The barrister said Randle had lived in isolation for many years in order to “avoid temptation.”

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