The Notorious Manchester Gangster Dominic Noonan has been jailed for eleven years after being found guilty of 13 counts of sexually assaulting a boy under the age of 18 by a jury at Manchester Crown Court.

The fifty three year old Noonan, now known as Dominic Lattlay-Fottfoy, is currently serving a nine year sentence for arson, conspiracy to blackmail and pervert the course of justice at HMP Belmash.

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 round 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.”

During the period of 1980s to 1990s Dominic was a member of Manchester’s most infamous crime families. His family was at the end of the 1990s known as “one of the most notorious crime families in British history”.

Dominic was suspected by police to be responsible for at least 25 unsolved murders during their 20-year reign over Manchester’s underworld.

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