Dominic Lattlay-Fottfoy (previously known as Dominic Noonan) (13/06/1964) of HMP Belmarsh has today, Wednesday 2 May 2018, been found guilty of 13 counts of sexually assaulting a boy under the age of 18. The non-recent offences relate to four boys aged between 10 and 17 years-old.
He has been sentenced at Manchester Crown Square to a further 11 years in prison on top of the nine-year sentence he is already serving for arson, conspiracy to blackmail and perverting the course of justice.
The court heard that Lattlay-Fottfoy used his notoriety and influence to groom and sexually assault young boys. The offences took place between 1980 and 1981, 1990 and 1991, 2001 and 2004, and between 2010 and 2012.
One victim, who was assaulted between 2001 and 2004, told the court that Lattlay-Fottfoy would surround himself with young boys, all of whom would wear white shirts that were buttoned up. He would ply them with drugs and alcohol and they would drive around Manchester city centre.
After he began spending an increasing amount of time with the group, Lattlay-Fottfoy began to sexually abuse the victim to the point it was taking place every day.
Another victim, who was aged 15 at the time of the assaults and met Lattlay-Fottfoy at a pub in Stockport, told the court that he and other boys were treated as his entourage and he was provided with a suit by Lattlay-Fottfoy to give him more credibility.Detective Inspector Michael Gladwin from GMP’s Public Protection Investigation Unit said:
“Lattlay-Fottfoy used his notoriety to groom young vulnerable boys, then use them and sexually assault them until his behaviour became normalised.
“Rumours about Lattlay-Fottfoy’s sexual behaviour have followed him around for many years, but it is only thanks to the bravery of these victims that we have been able to bring him to justice for his crimes.”