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Christopher Dunn prosecutes historic Teesside sex abuser

Christopher Dunn appeared for the prosecution at Teesside Crown Court in the case of R v John Pearson. The defendant was charged with multiple sexual offences including indecent assault, indecency with a child and rape.

Mr. Dunn told the Court that the complainants were subject to years of threats and intimidation:

The defendant’s sexual abuse of each of them has had catastrophic effects upon their respective lives, each of which has been irrevocably blighted by this abuse. Their lives have been destroyed, psychologically destroyed.”

In sentencing, Judge Simon Bourne-Arton QC, The Recorder of Middlesbrough said:

The time has now come, Mr. Pearson, when you are to be punished for the offending, even offending which occurred so long ago. The total sentence is 24 years’ imprisonment. You can go down”

The case has been followed by the local press – https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/sex-abuser-who-blighted-lives-14677640

Christopher Dunn is a senior member of our Criminal Team and a Grade-4 Prosecutor. He has prosecuted and defended a wide range of cases including murder, child and adult rape, attempted rape, section 18 and serious historical sexual offences.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Harrison Browne on 0113 213 5217

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