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Man jailed for abducting teen girl

Dean Hughes

7:33am 21st April 2017

A man who abducted a girl has been jailed.

Dean Hughes has been locked up for 11-and-a-half years for running off with the 13-year-old child in September last year.

It sparked a massive manhunt to find them and the 48-yer-old from Nelson was later arrested in Cumbria.

Dale Beresford from Nelson was also arrested at the scene as well.

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to abducting a child and was sentenced to 12 months in jail, which has been suspended for two years.

Hughes pleaded not guilty to three counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child and two counts of child abductions.

But the jury later found him guilty after the trial.

Hughes was cleared of a single count of rape.

He's also been made subject to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and been banned from driving for seven years and a half years.

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