It has been another busy week for defendants appearing in courts across Cheshire.

Of those in the dock included a "despicable" fraduster who was jailed for six years and a sick child rapist who was handed a 19 year term.

Sick child rapist who stole the childhood of two little girls is jailed for 19 years

A SICK child rapist has been jailed after ‘burying his head in the sand’ for more than 30 years.

Richard Moore ‘stole the childhood’ of his two victims who were ‘little girls’ at the time when the offences took place in Winsford and Warrington from the 1880s.

At Chester Crown Court, the now 62-year-old was told by the judge that he has ruined the victims’ lives and that they are still affected by his horrific sexual abuse.

He appeared via video link for sentencing on Monday after being charged with rape and two counts of sexual assault.


"Despicable" fraudster conned £250k from trusting pensioners for work they didn't need

A DESPICABLE fraudster has been jailed after ripping off 40 pensioners for more than £250,000 and using some of the cash to buy a brand-new BMW.

William King, of Moss Drive in Middlewich, fleeced his victims by persuading them to have work done to their static caravan homes when it wasn’t even required.

In one instance, the “out-and-out fraudster” conned an 81-year-old Frodsham woman out of £27,500 to fit insulation and repairs to the underside of her caravan – the work carried out was so bad it actually caused damage to her home and required remedial work to fix it.

His Honour Judge Everett told King he was a “disgusting and despicable person” and “a menace” to the public – particularly those considered to be vulnerable – as he jailed him for six years.


'Dangerous predator' jailed after he raped vulnerable woman

A MAN from Alderley Edge described as 'a dangerous predator' has been found guilty of rape following a trial at Chester Crown Court.

Daniel Exley, of Beech Close, was jailed for seven-and-a-half years by Recorder Simon Killeen on Friday, May 6.

The 37-year-old had been found guilty of two counts the previous day.

He had taken advantage of a 26-year-old woman who, at the time of the offences, was described as being in a state of vulnerability.

However, rather than admit to his crimes, Exley denied assaulting the woman and raping her.


Trial of man charged with Northwich PureGym stabbing moved to a new date

A MAN charged with attempted murder outside a gym in Northwich has had his trial adjourned until September.

Samson Price, of Sefton Road in Wigan, was due to stand trial at Chester Crown Court on Monday, May 9.

The 47-year-old denies attempting to murder a 20-year-old from Winsford on the evening of Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Police and paramedics were called to PureGym on Leicester Street shortly after 7pm after reports a man had been stabbed.


Former world darts champion Ted Hankey jailed for sexually assaulting woman

FORMER world darts champion Ted Hankey has been jailed after he admitted sexually assaulting a woman in Cheshire.

Hankey appeared at Chester Crown Court on Thursday, May 12, where he was sentenced to two years in prison.

The 54-year-old, of Wendover Grove, Berryhill, Stoke-on-Trent, was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.

During the hearing the court was told how Hankey had sexually assaulted a woman at an address in Cheshire on September 2021. Unbeknown to him, the incident was caught on camera.


Judge tells paedophile pensioner it would be "unconscionable" to send him to prison

A JUDGE told a court it would be "unconscionable" to send a pensioner to prison despite the fact he downloaded dozens of indecent images of children.

Barry Chapman, of Woodlands Park in Allostock, was appearing at Chester Crown Court on Monday, May 9.

The 76-year-old pleaded guilty to three counts of making 81 indecent images and one of the overall possession of those.

Of the 81 indecent images Chapman downloaded, 56 of them were in the highest category. They had all been downloaded between May 31, 2006, and November 14, 2018.


Woman denies allegation she made man in her care take out loans and cash

A CARER from Northwich has denied allegations she defrauded a man over a two year period.

Julie Jackson, of Lune Crescent, Rudheath, has been charged with one count of fraud against a man she was paid to care for.

The 57-year-old entered a not guilty plea when she appeared at Chester Crown Court on Friday, May 6.

It is alleged Jackson abused her position as his paid carer by persuading him to take out loans and withdraw cash from his bank account.