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Last Updated: Monday, 1 August 2005, 16:03 GMT 17:03 UK
Eight life terms for paedophile
A judged has handed down eight life sentences to a serial paedophile from the West Midlands.

John Brady, 56, from Merry Hill, Wolverhampton, admitted a string of sex attacks on young children when he appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

He also admitted taking part in the making of an indecent film.

Sentencing him on Monday, Judge Frank Chapman said Brady was a "major threat to children" and that there was a "real risk he would offend again".

The court had heard Brady was the ringleader of a group of paedophiles who abused two young girls.

Other members included Paul Harrison, 36, from Stourbridge, who was jailed for eight years after admitting cruelty to a child and indecent assault.

Also involved were Alan Tunney, 64, and 63-year-old John Hatch - both from Sandbach in Cheshire - who were recently jailed for eight and 12 years respectively, on charges of indecent assault and rape.

The judge described the case as the "worst" in his career.

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