February 2021

Cannock paedophile sentenced to 17 years

A pervert from Staffordshire has been sentenced to 17 years after being convicted of a string of child sexual offences.

David Pedley, 56, was found guilty of two counts of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, four counts of raping a female child aged under 16 years and other sexual offences.

Pedley was arrested in December 2017 after allegations were made to Staffordshire Police.

He denied the allegations but has now been jailed after a trial at Stafford Crown Court.

Pedley, of Mendip Road, Hednesford, was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.