Police have praised victims for their courage in helping to bring to justice a paedophile who abused them when they were children.
Michael Leslie Wynne who sexually abused two girls in Wythenshawe and Salford who were aged eight and five at the time has been jailed for 10 years.
Wynne, aged 44 of Lancaster Road, Salford, was found guilty of 11 counts of sexual abuse after a trial at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.
Between 1990 and 1998, Wynne repeatedly sexually abused a girl in Salford, who was five-years-old when the abuse started.
He also sexually abused a girl in Wythenshawe who was eight-years-old at the time in 2010.
Detective Constable Victoria Burgess of the Public Protection Investigation Unit said: at the hands of Wynne.
“They have had to go through the trauma of giving evidence, but by doing so they have helped to bring Wynne to justice.
“I hope today’s sentence shows that we will investigate sexual abuse and pursue offenders, no matter how long ago it happened.”
Project Phoenix is Greater Manchester’s multi-agency response to tackling child sex exploitation. Bringing together police, local authorities, NHS and third sector organisations, including Barnardo’s, the Children’s Society and Crimestoppers,
Project Phoenix aims to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation, help people recognise the signs, encourage people to report it and provide support to victims and those most at risk. For further information, visit www.itsnotokay.co.uk.