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Paedophile jailed indefinitely

A paedophile has been jailed indefinitely after he abducted, tied up and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy. Michael Jackson, 50, pleaded guilty to the offence, which sparked mass public protests in Oldbury, West Midlands.

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Paedophile to be sentenced for assaulting 10-year-old

A paedophile is to be sentenced today after he abducted, tied up and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy.

Michael Jackson pleaded guilty to the offence, which sparked mass public protests in Oldbury, West Midlands.

During a hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court in May, Jackson admitted charges of kidnap, sexual assault, false imprisonment and kidnap with intent to commit a sexual offence.

The 50-year-old was arrested last November after the boy was found at his ground-floor flat in Bristnall Hall Road, Oldbury.

Local people and police launched a frantic search for the boy after he disappeared while walking in the street and it is thought he was held captive for more than three hours.

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