August 1997

TAG CURB FOR KID SEX BRUTE

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August 1997

TAG CURB FOR KID SEX BRUTE

A sex beast who has said he will rape the first child he finds was electronically tagged yesterday in a unique bid to curb his depravity.

Paedophile Graham Stridgeon, 43, From Manchester sparked outrage when he was freed earlier this year after a nine-year sentence for attacking a girl of Ten in a house in Wythenshawe. 

Stridgeon lured her into his bedroom. He brutally attacked her and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

Police found him roaming the streets clutching a bag of toys and looking for a child. 

Eight stone, 5ft 2in Stridgeon, also known as Graham Seddon, is now living in a Greater Manchester bail hostel. 

He is kept under 24-hour surveillance and escorted everywhere. 

And yesterday he became the only person in Britain electronically tagged while not serving a criminal sentence. 

Probation officers got Home Office permission for the move and Stridgeon himself is thought to have given his consent. 

The tag will work by alerting staff at a Securicor control centre if he leaves the hostel. 

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