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14 year old sentenced for University Of Manchester sexual assaults

A Teenage boy has been sentenced after admitting sexually assaulting women in and around the University of Manchester.

The 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced today, Tuesday 22 April 2014 at Manchester Youth Court, after pleading guilty to 12 counts of sexual assault.

He received a 12 month referral order.

The charges relate to separate incidents of sexual assault which happened between 20 August 2013 and 9 October 2013.

The first one occurred around 20 August 2013 on a 32-year-old woman. He then verbally assaulted a 20-year-old woman sometime between 20 August and 27 August.

On the 28 August, an 18-year-old girl was sexually assaulted near to the Science Park

On 21 September 2013, three women – aged 27, 21 and 22 – were sexually assaulted by the boy.

On 5 October 2013 he sexually assaulted five women – aged 32, 32, 17, 35 and 21.

The final assault took place on a 48-year-old woman on 9 October 2013.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin said: “Thanks to the information provided by the victims and the witnesses who came forward, we were able to make a swift arrest. Following our press appeal, a further six women contacted us to say that they had also been assaulted.

“Although the victims were upset by what happened, each one of them have expressed a genuine wish the boy receives help and does not offend again.”

Anyone who has been a victim of a sexual assault or any other kind of sexual crime, can call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515.

St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service 24/7 to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault.

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