October 2017

A danger to society: rapist jailed for 17 years

A man who was branded a “danger to society” by his own mother more than a decade ago has been caged for a series of sickening child sex offences.

Michael Derek Thompson, 31, of Leigh Street, was jailed for a minimum of 17 years at Bolton Crown Court after pleading guilty to three rapes and two sexual assaults of children under the age of 13.

The serial offender, originally from Bryn, has a history peppered with offences and has already been locked up at Forest Bank Prison in the past for beating his sister’s disabled partner with a baseball bat.

The violent pervert received 17 years, 13 years and 13 years custodial sentences for each count of rape respectively, each to run concurrently. H

e also received four years for a fourth count of sexual assault. The fifth count of sexual assault is to lie on file.

Thompson has also been given a lifelong Sexual Harm Prevention Order. He will serve 17 years and, if he is worthy of release at this time, will be made to serve a three-year period on licence.