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Paedophile given life sentence after convincing authorities he was no longer a threat – Michael Collins prosecutes

The defendant, Kevin Thistlewood, was found guilty of the rape and 12 other serious sex offences of a child.

He has appeared in court three times in total for child sex offences. Despite being regularly assessed; he was able to commit his latest offence by convincing authorities he was no longer a threat to children.

Thistlewood has been given a minimum 16-year sentence following the trial at Leeds Crown Court.

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For more information about Kitty and Michael, please contact their 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

Zena Charlton on 0113 245 9763

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253