Haslingden paedophile, 63, admits raping two schoolgirls

GUILTY PLEA Colin Dunn

GUILTY PLEA Colin Dunn

First published in News by , Court reporter

A PERVERTED Haslingden grandfather is facing a long stretch behind bars after admitting seven rapes against two school girls.

Colin Dunn, now 63, yesterday pleaded guilty to five charges of rape, dating back to the 1960s, against one victim and two allegations of rape against a second girl, from the 1980s.

Dunn also admitted two counts of indecent assault which occurred in the 1990s, at Burnley Crown Court.

All the offences took place in Haslingden.

The defendant, formerly of Cedar Avenue, Haslingden, is already in jail serving a sentence of two years eight months, imposed last September for child sex offences.

He will be sentenced for the rapes on December 20.

Dunn, who is already on the sex offenders' register for life, was given the prison term he is currently serving after he had admitted sexual assault on a female child under 13 and two counts or causing or inciting a female child under 13 to engage in sexual activity. At the time he had no previous convictions.

The court heard last September that the defendant, described as a loner, was said to have groomed small children so he could sexually abuse them.

Dunn had lured his victims with gifts, giving one girl Easter eggs and a toy and inviting her to look at his animals in his garden.

Hugh Barton, representing Dunn yesterday, told the hearing he was facing a substantial custodial sentence.

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