THIS offender has never been named in the press
Convicted paedophile Richard Barron was released in 2015.
He is an amateur singer who regularly sings in pubs, clubs and holiday camps in the Cheshire and Shropshire areas.
Only a handful of people know of his conviction until now!
BELOW: The trial and sentencing from 2012
A former soldier has been jailed after he committed a string of sexual offences including abusing a young girl in Cheshire.
Richard Barron, 53 years old, originally from Leeds but now living in Shrewsbury had denied a total of 18 charges relating to child sexual abuse, but was found guilty by a jury at Chester Crown Court on all counts.
The court was told that Barron, (who was an advanced parachuting instructor and coach at Skydive Tilstock until he was dismissed earlier this week) sexually abused a young girl when she was just five years old. The abuse continued over several months.
The child broke her silence several years later, when she reached eleven years old. And the police were informed.
After Barron was arrested, police analysed his computer and found images of child sexual abuse covering all categories of indecency including images which showed the rape and torture of young children.
Barron appeared at court where he pleaded his innocence. However, the jury saw through his lies and found him guilty of multiple counts of sexual and indecent assault against the girl and making and possession of indecent images of children
Barron was sentenced to a total of three years imprisonment.
He was told he must register as a sex offender for an indefinite period.
A sexual harm prevention order was also made for a period of ten years.
We originally said that Richard Barron was jailed for three years for a catalogue of crimes against a schoolgirl. In fact he was found guilty of a sexual assault on a female child under the age of thirteen and in addition, found guilty of 16 counts of making indecent images and one count of possession an indecent image. Mr Barron states that he did inform the skydiving club about all of his convictions