Investigations began in 2014
A man who recorded himself sexually abusing children was jailed on 11 November. Mark Rosiek was sentenced to 6 years and 8 months at Liverpool Crown Court.
The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to 9 counts of sexual activity with children. He was also given an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order.
Investigations first began with the news that video footage had emerged of the offences back in 2014. From the footage, one of the young boys was identified.
In November 2015 the 16-year-old spoke with local police in Wigan about the incidents. He confirmed that he and other young boys has been taken to Rosiek’s address and were sexually abused. The address was on Old Castle Avenue, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) worked in partnership with various organisations in order to bring this man to justice.
Detective Constable Ian Pennington, of GMP’s Wigan Phoenix Child Sexual Exploitation team has released a statement about the perpetrator:
“Rosiek is a predatory individual who took advantage of impressionable children and even took them to Alton Towers in order to gain their trust”.
DC Ian Pennington has also reinforced the importance of people reporting this kind of abuse:
“I want to commend the boys who spoke with GMP officers for their bravery in detailing the awful way in which they were sexually exploited and reliving those disturbing occasions”.