August 2019: Now released

February 2018

Northwich man who sexually abused children as young as 10 is jailed

Northwich man who sexually abused three young girls has been jailed for four years.

Nadesapillai ‘Raj’ Thisaweerasingham, 45, was previously convicted of three counts of sexual assault against a 13-year-old and two 10-year-old girls, one count of sexual activity with a child and two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, following a 14-day trial at Chester Crown Court.

Today, Wednesday, February 14, Thisaweerasingham, of Burnside Way, Northwich, appeared at Chester Crown Court and was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to sign the sex offender’s register for life.

Thisaweerasingham was also given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order (SHPO).

The allegations against him came to light in July 2017 when concerns were raised to officers at Northwich Local Policing Unit.

An investigation was launched and officers discovered allegations that he had sexually abused six young girls in the town between the ages of 10 and 13 between January 1 and July 11 2017.

Thisaweerasingham’s behaviour has had a profound impact on all of the victims and will affect them for the rest of their lives.

They were all young, innocent girls, who he deliberately befriended, giving them with money, sweets and presents, in order to fulfil his own sexual gratification.

At the trial Thisaweerasingham was also found not guilty of nine further counts – six of sexual assault, one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, one of sexual activity with a child and one of assault by penetration.