April 2021

Jailed for 18 years for sexual abuse of three young boys

A vile paedophile has been sentenced to 18 years for sexual abuse of three young boys

Colin Cooley aged 50,of no fixed abode was sentenced at Manchester Crown Square Crown Court to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of rape, five counts of penetrative sex acts with a child , five counts of indecent assault, five counts of gross indecency with a child and five counts of sexual assault.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life, issued with a lifelong sexual harm prevention order and a restraining order for life against all three victims.

Cooley’s sentence relates to abuse he inflicted on three young boys between 1994 and 2010 across the Moston and Crumpsall areas of Greater Manchester.

The abuse of Cooley’s first two victims began when they were both under the age of ten and continued for between three to five years.

Cooley would force them – individually – to watch pornography with him and over time this would progress to Cooley performing sexual acts on the boys and forcing the boys to perform sexual acts on him.

Cooley’s third victim was subjected to abuse for three years and this began when he too was under the age of ten.

Following a similar pattern to his previous two victims, Cooley would force the boy to watch pornography and this would progress over time to Cooley performing sexual acts on the boy.

This further progressed to Cooley raping his victim on multiple occasions.