Former funeral director Gerald Martin given huge prison sentence

A former funeral director who sexually abused boys has been given a hefty prison sentence.

Friday, 25th November 2016, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:44 am
Gerald Martin

Gerald Martin has been sentenced at Teesside Crown Court today for 14 sexual offences against five boys.

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The undertaker was given 20 years in jail by Judge Simon Phillips .

After a trial earlier this year, Martin, 66, of Valley Close, Hartlepool, was convicted of seven charges of indecent assault, three charges of committing a serious sexual offence, three charges of attempting to commit the same serious sexual offence, and one charge of false imprisonment.