September 2013

Police catch wanted Winsford paedophile on south coast


POLICE have captured a man who carried out a series of sexual offences against children in Winsford.

Ronald Anderson, aged 53, was arrested in Kent today, Friday September, 27. 

He was wanted on recall to prison after failing to adhere to his licence conditions.

September 2013

Convicted paedophile hunted by police

A convicted paedophile deemed a risk to children is being hunted by police after he broke the conditions of his release from prison.

Ronald Anderson, 53, was released on licence in May this year after being jailed for a minimum of 60 months in 2008 for sexual offences against children.

The conditions of his licence mean he must not have contact with children under 16 and must reside at a fixed address in the Sandbach area.

On September 15, Anderson failed to return to this address and an alert was raised.

He had been to visit a family member in the Norwich area prior to his disappearance.

In 2008 he had admitted 22 charges of sexually assaulting children, including two attempted rapes of a 10-year-old girl. He was jailed for 10 years and told by the judge “he may never be released”

In total he was found guilty of horrendous sex acts on at least 13 children 

A number of enquiries are ongoing to trace him.

Anderson is described as white, 5ft 11in tall and of medium build and has short grey hair, blue eyes, a grey goatee beard, glasses and a North West accent.

He has tattoos on both arms. On his left lower forearm he has the name PAUL with a large black spider’s web above.

On the outside of his right forearm he has a snake wrapped around a knife and on the inside of his forearm he has a dragon.

Police say Anderson is considered a risk to children he has contact with.

Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is urged to contact police on 101.

January 2008


A MAN who performed horrendous sex acts on 13 children could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Ronald Anderson, 48, was sentenced to 10 years but was told he may never be released.

He had admitted 22 charges of sexually assaulting children, including two attempted rapes of a 10-year-old girl.

Det Sgt Simon Newall, speaking after the sentencing at Chester Crown Court, felt the long sentence reflected the gravity of the crimes.

He said: “The 10 years is indeterminate, which is a new type of sentence and it means that it could end up meaning life.

“The judge said he is a danger to society and he will not be released from prison until the parole board know he is no longer a threat.

“Until that time he will stay in prison.”

Anderson, who committed the offences at his home in Tatton Close during a two-year period, was also ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life and issued with a sexual offences prevention order, which has a number of conditions including banning him from ever returning to Winsford if he is released.

Det Sgt Newall, who led the investigation, said: “He will never be allowed to return to Winsford and obviously this is to protect his victims to make sure they don’t come into contact with him again.

“But also if he is released it is for his own protection as this sort of behaviour does evoke certain responses.”

Police were first alerted after a young girl told her parents that Anderson took a picture of her getting out of a paddling pool at his home.

They seized a computer and camera with indecent images on them and then a number of other people came forward saying their child had been a victim.

Det Sgt Newall said: “It just snowballed once we started investigating.

“There were 13 victims and we are now calling the families to tell them the sentence that he has been given.”