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Bedford man Jason Manning guilty of child sexual abuse

A judge has told a man he may be jailed indefinitely after being convicted of the sexual abuse of three children.

Jason Manning, 40, of Coventry Road, Bedford, was found guilty of charges that spanned three decades by a jury at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday.

He was convicted of four charges of rape and 11 charges of indecent assault of children between 1988 and 2008.

Judge Stephen Warner remanded Manning in custody, to be sentenced on 12 September.

He was cleared of one rape charge.

Judge Warner asked for a report from a probation officer to assess how dangerous Manning was and told him he faced a possible indeterminate sentence.

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