A man from Wigan has been sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison yesterday after being found guilty of 21 separate sexual assault offences. The court heard that Dennis Johson committed many crimes including rape, sexual assault, actual bodily harm and witness intimidation.
Officers from GMP received a report in September 2018 that a girl under the age of thirteen said she was sexually assaulted by Johnson. After the report and the investigation, police found Johnson was related many sexual offences between 1990 to 2018.
Detective Constable, Karen Dewhurst of GMP’s Wigan district, said: “The sexual exploitation of children is abhorrent and, Johnson’s despicable abuse spanned years. I want to commend the bravery of all four of Johnson’s victims, their courage and support throughout this investigation and has been crucial in helping to secure a significant conviction today.”
“Although today’s sentence will never reverse the abuse Johnson inflicted, I hope it does help in providing a sense of closure for his victims knowing that he will be behind bars for over 22 years.”