Predatory Mansfield paedophile Patrick Gallagher given 13 life sentences

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A VILE Mansfield pervert was given 13 life sentences yesterday after admitting more than 50 separate sexual offences against 16 children over a 12-year period.

As Judge Michael Stokes sent foster carer Patrick Gallagher to prison for his horrific crimes, he said he could not ‘remember dealing with a more serious or grave’ case.

Predatory paedophile Gallagher, of Bolsover Street, was arrested after one of his victims came forward to the police.

Detectives found a video camera with hours worth of footage showing Gallagher engaging in sexual activity with his victims - all boys and some as young as eight years old.

For more on this story see this week’s Chad.