Man jailed for sexual assault and owning indecent images of children
A man has been jailed for sexually assaulting a number of children and owning thousands of indecent images.
John Breeze, 63, of Downall Road, Wigan, pleaded guilty to 17 counts of indecent images and indecent assaults of children.
Breeze was sentenced to five years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court.
In October 2015, officers from Greater Manchester Police executed a warrant at Breeze’s home and seized his computer and other items.
After forensic examination of electronic storage devices and other related material, officers from the organised crime intelligence unit discovered thousands of indecent images of children.
Further investigation uncovered that Breeze had sexually assaulted three boys aged 10, 11 & 14 years old between 1998 and 2000, and taken indecent phots of them.
Breeze was arrested and later charged with 17 offences of possessing and making indecent images of children and indecent assault.
John Breeze was a calculating individual who befriended people in order to sexually abuse young boys while on days out and on holidays.