Roger Dodds 83, a former employee of Sheffield City Council has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for sexually assaulting 7 teenage boys.
Dodds admitted 14 counts of indecent assault. He is already serving a 16 year jail sentence following convictions for similar offences against 5 individuals in 2017.
Roger Dodds admitted, “forcing students to engage in sex acts in order to secure grant payments whilst working for Sheffield City Council between 1974 and 1980.”
On sentencing Judge Sarah Wright stated:
“The impact of you offending on these men, their families and their loved ones has been devastating. Each has clearly suffered psychological harm and will continue to suffer throughout their lives as a result of what you did.
You targeted and abused them at a time of their lives when they were just setting out on adulthood and at a time of great opportunity in their lives but what you did blighted that forever.
You have left a trial of sadness and devastation in very many people’s lives.”
She ordered that Dodds sentences would run consecutively.
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