Pervert jailed for child sex crimes between 1979 and 1990

Sex offender Charles Dye
Sex offender Charles Dye

A serial paedophile who abused boys from Nelson and Colne is finally behind bars.

Dye (53), of Shakespeare Grange, Burmantofts, Leeds, was jailed for eight years at Teesside Crown Court on Friday after being found guilty of 23 historic crimes against seven boys.

The offences were committed against children aged four to 15 between 1979 and 1990 in Selby and Leeds as well as others in Nelson and Colne.

Dye, an unemployed factory worker, targeted his victims by either befriending their families and babysitting for them, or grooming children with cash, sweets and cigarettes, before abusing them.

His offending came to light when one of his victims contacted North Yorkshire Police in January, 2012.

For the full story, see Friday’s Leader-Times newspapers.