Man guilty of abuse charges

A PAEDOPHILE who preyed on young girls as young as nine has been found guilty of indecent assault after his abuse was exposed by a psychic.

A jury found Terrance Dunstan of Morley guilty of five charges of indecently assaulting three girls aged from nine to 11 between 1997 and 2001.

The abuse came to light after one of the victims visited a psychic in a Leeds pub and went to police.

Psychic and spiritual medium, Patrick Hutchinson, said he sensed the 20-year-old woman's demons from her childhood when she attended one of his sessions.

He said he felt a 'presence' about the woman during the psychic night in October last year. He said he got a message from the spirit world from the relative of a woman in the audience who said she had been abused.

Mr Hutchinson repeatedly asked if she had been abused as a child until she burst into tears and told her friend her secret. Her friend said she too had been abused by Dunstan.

The two women left the pub and went straight to the police.

A third girl later came forward alleging Dunstan had sexually abused her when she visited him at his Morley home as a child.

In March 2005 father-of-eight Dunstan was given a community order after admitting four charges of indecently assaulting three different girls all aged under 16 between 1989 and 2004.

Dunstan claimed during his trial he was the victim of a plot to get him jailed.

He said the three girls who made the complaints against him had conspired with previous victims because they were angry he escaped jail after being convicted of abusing them.

Judge Rodney Grant adjourned sentencing for six weeks for medical reports. He gave Dunstan conditional bail.