2001

Former Tory Party councillor guilty of sex attacks against children

Former Tory Party councillor (Bradford/Yorkshire), Jim Merrick – Received a 9-month jail sentence (suspended) and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years in 2001 after being convicted of multiple sex attacks on little girls between the ages of 9 and 12. 

The 69 year-old Tory paedophile had lured as many as 13 youngsters (although convicted on only 2 of them) into his home before giving them various treats and plying them with alcohol. 

The court heard that Merrick would then get the girls to shower in front of him, so that he could `inspect` them.