Dennis Butler is an absolute monster.
If anyone needs to tell us that they have been a victim of sexual offences, no matter how long ago they happened, I would urge them to come forward.
Officers said attacks like those in Germany are "rare" and the citys nightlife centre on Broad Street is a "safe and vibrant place".Dennis Butler abused three boys under the age of 14, as well as a woman, over a number of years.On Friday, he was jailed for 19 years, and ordered to spend a further five years on licence.Birmingham Police Inspector, gareth Morris said: "Around eight million people visit Broad Street every year and while one incident of assaults is one too many, these figures illustrate that the vast majority of people enjoy their time in Broad Street without incident."There is certainly nothing to suggest any crime patterns or trends related to immigration."."It happens to women all the time."Birmingham is a safe, positive and vibrant place.Butler, 61, was arrested the next day and then released on bail while the investigation continued.While others, including VivaBrownie, thought the comparison dating apps for saker was uncalled for.West Midlands Police have reassured people Birminghams nightlife is "a million miles away" from the comparison MP Jess Phillips made between the city "every weekend" and the Cologne sex attacks.Latest figures from the West Midlands police show that since the start of November, there have only been five serious sexual assaults reported in Broad Street, compared to the 800 reports police received on sexual assaults or robberies on New Years Eve.Dennis Butler, as Butler starts a jail sentence of 19 years, detectives are now highlighting the case as they pledge to offer support to anyone who comes forward to report sex abuse no matter how long ago it happened.
Two more victims then came forward to give detailed accounts of sexual abuse over a number of years.
Question Time that attacks like those that took place in Cologne over New Years Eve happen to women in Birmingham every week, "where woman are baited and heckled".
People took to Twitter to express their opinions on Ms Phillips comparison.
As a result of one of them coming forward to tell us what had happened, the others felt able to speak out about what happened to them."Like any city centre we have issues linked to people out drinking but the types of attacks reported in Germany are a million miles away from anything my team encounters in Birmingham.The crimes came to light when one of the victims confided in a friend, and was then spoken to by police at his school in March last year.Its not just Broad Street, its on the Tube on your way into work she added.A sexual predator who targeted victims over four decades has been brought to justice, after those he abused found the courage to come forward.Speaking to the, birmingham Mail, she said: "In every city there will be places where there are groups of men, drunk, and lots of stuff going on, and women have to constantly worry about being felt up or suffering street harassment.Butler, of Chantry Road, Handsworth, faced 21 charges including rape, indecent assault, and sexual assault.
We will treat them sensitively and give them all the support they need while we work to bring offenders to justice.