June 2016

Predatory paedophile jailed

Jason Madden

A predatory paedophile has been jailed for 12 years for sexually abusing five children and possessing thousands of child abuse images.

Jason Madden, aged 39, appeared at Sheffield crown Court for sentencing yesterday after pleading guilty to ten counts of indecent assault, two counts of gross indecency and one count of sexual assault.

Madden, of Leopold Street, Dinnington, also admitted five counts of possessing indecent images of children and one count of distributing indecent images of children to 12 people.

The court heard how Madden abused his victims – four boys and one girl aged between five and 13 – over a 12-year period in Rotherham.

In 2014, officers executed a warrant at Madden’s home. The computers and electronic devices seized revealed thousands of indecent images of children