Convicted sex offender jailed after grooming Tameside teenager
Tuesday 13th February 2018 16:12 News Tameside Posted by Lee Wild

A convicted sex offender has been jailed after sexually exploiting a teenage boy from Tameside.

Frank Logan, 55, of Baguley Crescent, Middleton was sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court yesterday after being found guilty of sexual activity with a male, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

He was sentenced to six years in prison and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

The court heard how the grooming began in 2017 when Logan met a 14-year-old boy from Tameside. On a number of occasions he took the boy to his flat in Middleton where he would smoke cannabis with him before persisting that the boy engage in sexual activity with him.

At the time of the offences Logan was already under a sexual harm prevention order for committing sexual activity with a child in 2014. This meant the he couldn’t have contact with any children without the parents consent and knowledge of his offending. Logan tried to conceal the offending from police but the boy bravely came forward and disclosed what had happened to him.

Detective Sergeant Robert Pullan, of the Phoenix Tameside CSE team, said: “Frank Logan violated this boy for his own perverse pleasure. He knew exactly what he was doing – this is not the first time he has been convicted of these types of offences – and he did it to satisfy his own selfish sexual desires.

“By coming forward to report this despicable man, the victim has bravely helped others from potentially being harmed.

“He has shown courage throughout and has been instrumental in Logan’s conviction today.

“I hope this result has showed that you can trust police and partners to take these reports seriously. I also hope this provides him with some justice when coming to terms with these horrible crimes.

“It is important to highlight child sexual offences can affect anyone, from all backgrounds, both boys and girls. We will continue, along with partner agencies, to do everything we can to protect children in Greater Manchester from offences such as this.”

Project Phoenix continues to develop Greater Manchester’s response to CSE. Please visit www.itsnotokay.co.uk for information for children, young people, parents, carers and professionals on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation and what to do about it.