August 2021: On Friday, August 13, the 77-year-old was jailed for 14 years and eight months at Newcastle Crown Court. 

April 2021

Paedophile brought to justice more than 50 years after first abusing young boys

A paedophile who first started subjecting young boys to sexual abuse more than 50 years ago is facing jail.

Terrence Ryan, of Woolston, Warrington, began abusing a young boy in the early 1960s.

He would go on to abuse three other victims until the late 2000s.

Ryan was then reported after a brave victim came forward to Northumbria Police and an investigation was launched by the force’s Safeguarding unit.

The 77-year-old was arrested and denied the allegations put before him but later pleaded guilty to 14 counts of historical child sexual abuse, including sexual touching, engaging in sexual activity with a child, inciting sexual activity with a child and oral rape.

He will now face sentencing on August 13 at Newcastle Crown Court.