Man convicted of sexual offences in Crewe Date published: 23rd December 2015 2.39pm

A man has admitted to a string of sexual offences while working as a volunteer at the Crewe Heritage Centre.

Rory Kenny, aged 52, of Gresty Road, pleaded guilty to 20 charges – eight of causing or inciting a boy 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity; six of sexual activity with a boy and six of sexual assault on a male – at a hearing in Chester Crown Court on Monday, December 7. The charges relate to activity with three teenage boys – who cannot be identified for legal reasons – over a two-year period.

Kenny worked as a volunteer at the Heritage Centre in Crewe, where he carried out his offences. The court heard how he invited his victims into the centre outside opening hours, and persuaded them to carry out his requests.

His actions came to light when the father of one of the victims reported it to police, following a disclosure from his son.

Kenny was arrested in January this year and, following a lengthy police investigation, was later charged with the offences to which he pleaded guilty.

DC Janet Swinbank, who led the investigation, said: “The offender in this case is a highly manipulative and controlling individual. He took advantage of the position he was in at the Crewe Heritage Centre to abuse his three victims.

“I hope that the sentence that has been passed allows them some closure on their ordeals and they can now move on with the rest of their lives knowing that Rory Kenny has been brought to justice.”

Kenny was sentenced to five years imprisonment when he appeared at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday 23rd December. He was also handed an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.