Barry Bennell gets 31 years in prison.— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) February 19, 2018
“Your behaviour towards these boys in grooming and seducing them before subjecting them to, in some cases, the most serious, degrading and humiliating abuse was sheer evil”, the judge said.
“You stole their childhoods and their innocence to satisfy your own perversion.”
Bennell's conviction was met with both cheers and applause by the abuse survivors who had attended the sentencing inside Liverpool Crown Court.
Barry Bennell's victims are reading out victim-impact statements detailing how his crimes have left them with a life of mental suffering. Bennell staring at the floor.— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) February 19, 2018