A Timperley man has been jailed for eight years for sexually assaulting a young boy in Knutsford.
Martin Mee, 56, of Hatchmere Close, pleaded guilty to two counts of gross indecency of a boy under 14 and three counts of indecently assaulting a boy under 14.
Mee’s offending took place in the late 1990s, but the incidents only came to light in October 2020 when the victim – who was just eight when the offences first took place – reported it to the police.
The majority of the offences took place in a toilet block on Northwich Road in Knutsford, which Mee would attend on a regular basis to engage in sexual activity with a boy.
At a hearing at Chester Crown Court on Monday 16th August, Mee was jailed for eight years for the offences.
He was also handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting the victim in any way.
The court heard that Mee would also occasionally drive the boy to other secluded areas of Knutsford.
Detective Constable Lee Ferris, from Macclesfield CID, said: “I would like to recognise the bravery that the victim has shown – firstly in coming forward to report what happened to him and also throughout this investigation.
“This was a complex and emotional case. What Mee did to the victim was truly horrific and will have an impact on him for the rest of his life.
“As a result of his courage, a dangerous man is now behind bars and facing the consequences of his actions.
“The sentence handed to Mee reflects the severity of his crimes and his conviction sends a clear message that Cheshire Constabulary takes all reports of sexual offences seriously – no matter how long ago they took place.”