October 2003

Paedophile’s sentence increased

A paedophile, who sexually abused two 13-year-old girls he met through internet chat rooms, has had his sentence increased to seven years by the Appeal Court.

Michael Wheeler, 36, from Cambridgeshire, will spend four-and-a-half years of his sentence in jail and two-and-a-half years on licence.

June 2003

Man jailed for ‘grooming’ sex offences

A man has been jailed for three years for sex offences involving young girls.

Michael Wheeler, 36, of Wadloes Road, Cambridge, pleaded guilty to 11 offences of having underage sex with young girls.

He also admitted two charges of indecent assault.

Wheeler, an electronics engineer, will be placed on the sex offenders register.

Norwich Crown Court was told he used the internet to groom girls for sex.

He met his first victim when she was just 11 years old and he claimed to be 16.

Over a two year period he groomed her for sexual abuse, buying presents and taking her to the cinema.

The prosecution described his actions as textbook.