A PAEDOPHILE has been jailed for 10 years for sexually assaulting two girls and possessing indecent images.

Benjamin Law, aged 31, of Blackrod Drive, Bury, first came to the police’s attention last November when officers found child pornography on his computer and discovered 656 indecent images.

In total, he faced 21 charges of possessing indecent images between June, 2011, and August, 2013.

Further investigations were carried out and Law was also charged with 13 counts of sexual assault on two girls aged under 16.

Law appeared at Bolton Crown Court where he admitted a total of 34 charges.

Law was sentenced to 10 years in prison and told he must spend another eight years on licence upon his release. He will also be on the sex offenders’ register for life.

After last week’s hearing, a former colleague of Law, who asked not to be named, said: “This came as a complete surprise to me and to other people who have worked with him.

“A lot of people trusted him and he has abused that trust. It’s unforgivable.”