One of Wiltshire’s most prolific paedophile’s was sentenced earlier last week.

Peter Daniels, aged 70, formerly of Alderbury, has later appeared at Salisbury Crown Court last week (7/2/19) for sentencing following his paedophilic rampage.

He has pleaded guilty to a total of 78 charges which occurred between 2008 and 2017 and all relate to children were aged between two and thirteen at the time.

Mr Daniels was given prison terms for each charge, including a total of six life sentences which will run concurrently and told he will have to serve nine years before being considered for parole.

The investigation was carried out by Wiltshire Police & agencies and was “the biggest child sexual exploitation case in the history of the force”

A joint statement from Det Insp Nicki Davey, from Salisbury CID, Jen Salter, head of support and safeguarding, families and children’s services at Wiltshire Council, and Claire Booth, from the CPS, said: “Daniels is a predatory and prolific paedophile who has spent years grooming not only the children he abused but also their families and the wider community in Salisbury.

“We would also like to pay tribute to the bravery of the victims in this case. This has been a hugely upsetting and traumatic experience for them and all the relevant agencies are continuing to provide ongoing help and support for them and their families.

“We hope this case will raise awareness about child sexual exploitation, particularly about how to spot the signs of grooming or abuse.

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