HIV positive paedophile gets life

An HIV positive paedophile who groomed teenage boys on the internet and filmed himself having sex with his victims has been jailed for life. Anthony Marsh, 53,from Doncaster was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court alongside accomplice Lee Davis.

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Paedophiles' 'shocking' crimes took place across the UK

Speaking after the sentencing of "predatory" paedophile Anthony Marsh and accomplice Lee Davis, South Yorkshire Police described the men's offences as "the most shocking series of sexual crimes committed against young boys" that the force has investigated.

The pair were said by police to have targeted boys across the country.

Read: Double lives of 'family men' who abused boys for a decade

Marsh and Davis indulged their own depraved and criminal desires for many years against a number of young, impressionable and vulnerable young boys the length and breadth of the country.

The extent of their offending was matched only by the duplicity of their behaviour, which included their use of pseudonyms and multiple mobile phones to disguise their true identities and the deceit they exhibited day after day to their own families.

– Detective Inspector Delphine Waring of South Yorkshire Police
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Double lives of 'family men' who abused boys

HIV-positive paedophile Anthony Marsh and his accomplice Lee Davis are both married with children and managed to hide their crimes from their families for more than a decade.

Read: 'Predatory' HIV positive paedophile jailed for life

The men, from near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, used social networks such as Facebook and Bebo, as well as specialist gay websites, to groom teenagers as young as 13, before meeting their victims to sexually abuse them.

Police found a library of films hidden in the cellar of Davis's home showing him abusing the boys.

Officers also established that Marsh distributed some of the footage over the web.

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'Predatory' HIV positive paedophile jailed for life

An HIV positive paedophile who groomed teenage boys on the internet and filmed himself having sex with his victims has been jailed for life today.

(L-R) Anthony Marsh, 53, who is HIV positive, and Lee Davie, 39. Both men admitted a string of sexual offences against children.
(L-R) Anthony Marsh, 53, who is HIV positive, and Lee Davie, 39. Both men admitted a string of sexual offences against children. Credit: Police handout

Anthony Marsh, 53, a salesman from near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was told he must serve at least 10 years before he is considered for release.

He was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court along with unemployed accomplice Lee Davis, 39, who was also given a life term and told he must serve at least 12-and-a-half years in prison.

Judge Julian Goose QC told Marsh and Davis they were "predatory, dangerous paedophiles". Police have described their activities as "vile, horrendous offences".