Hull man sentenced for a total of 18 years for historic sex offences on boys

Hull

20 May 2019

Sixty-one year old David Glen Pritchard from Hull has today been jailed for a string of sex offences against three underage boys.

Appearing at Hull Crown Court, Pritchard had previously pleaded guilty to 25 separate charges at an earlier hearing. Today he was sent to prison for a total 12 years in custody. He was also given an extended sentence of 6 years served on licence.

He must serve at least two thirds of his sentence behind bars.

David Pritchard will also be on the sex offenders register for life. 

The charges relate to offences committed against vulnerable children dating back to 1990 up to 2018. 

Detective Constable Rob O’Neill from our Protecting Vulnerable People Unit said: “David Pritchard is an extremely dangerous predatory paedophile who has posed a considerable sexual threat to young boys in the past. 

“Behind bars, he won’t pose that threat anymore.

"Today’s sentence is substantial and reflects how serious this man’s crimes were. 

“David Pritchard may have admitted to these offences, but that doesn’t in any way change the physical, psychological and emotional damage this depraved individual has caused to these children. 

“We may have only scratched the surface with this man’s offending. I feel that by highlighting his crimes and highlighting today’s sentence, it might now encourage people who have been subjected to such foul and perverted behaviour to come forward. 

“I want to thank the victims who did come forward for their bravery which has in no small part contributed to bringing this man to justice to face his horrendous crimes. 

“If you have anything to tell us please come forward. We take every sexual offence reported to us very seriously and we will investigate fully.

“I’d also like to thank the officers in this case who have dealt with some extremely distressing details. They have worked diligently to take this man off the streets and put into prison where he will pose a danger no more.”