July 2019

Rochdale man who abused teen jailed

A Rochdale man who sexually abused a teenager has been jailed.

Kieran Mooney, (04/10/84) of No fixed abode, has today (Friday 12 July 2019) been sentenced at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court to four years in prison. He previously pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and possessing indecent images of a child.

He will have to sign the sex offenders register and subject to a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years.

The court heard how during January 2019, Mooney engaged in sexual activity with a girl – who was under 15 at the time of the abuse. On discovering this, the victim’s family contacted the police.

In the coming days officers arrested Mooney and brought him into custody for police interview. During this interview Mooney denied the offences put to him by detectives, however pleaded guilty at a later hearing.

As the investigation progressed, a specialist forensic team examined Mooney’s phone and recovered indecent images he had made of the young victim.