South Yorkshire HIV Paedophile Jailed For Life

2 December 2013, 13:11 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

An HIV positive paedophile from South Yorkshire who groomed teenage boys on the internet and filmed himself having sex with his victims has been jailed for life and told he must serve at least 10 years before he is considered for release.

Anthony Marsh, 53, was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court along with another paedophile, Lee Davis, 39, who was also given a life term and told he must serve at least 12-and-a-half years in prison.

Judge Julian Goose QC told Marsh and Davis they were ''predatory, dangerous paedophiles''.

Police have described their activities as ''vile, horrendous offences''.

The pair, who are both married with children, used social networks such as Facebook and Bebo, as well as specialist gay websites, to befriend boys.

After grooming teenagers as young as 13 online, salesman Marsh and unemployed Davis met their victims and sexually abused them.

Police found a library of films hidden in the cellar of Davis's home showing him abusing the boys.

Officers also established that Marsh distributed some footage shot by Marsh over the web.