Paedophile jailed after sexually abusing four children

A paedophile has been jailed for more than two decades after he was found guilty of 21 separate offences on four children. 

Dennis Johnson, of Manchester Road, from Westhoughton was sentenced at Bolton Crown Court to 22 years and six months imprisonment after being found guilty of offences including rape, sexual assault, actual bodily harm and witness intimidation. 

He was also sentenced to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

The court heard how in September 2018 WMP received a report from social services that a girl under the age of 13 had disclosed that Johnson had been sexually touching her.

Shortly after this report, it was revealed that Johnson had abused two other girls between 1991 and 2004. 

This abuse started when both girls were under the age of ten and continued until they were in their mid-teens.

Both girls were repeatedly sexually assaulted by Johnson. He also raped one of the girls on multiple occasions.

The court also heard Johnson had sexually abused a fourth child – a boy – in the 1990s.