Two married Doncaster men who led secret lives while grooming schoolboys for sex are today starting life sentences in prison.
Lee Davis, 39, of Rowena Road, Conisbrough, must serve a minimum of 12.5 years before he can apply for parole and Anthony Marsh, 53, of Henson Drive, Hatfield, must serve at least 10 years.
Both men had sexually abused the boys at locations across the North of England after chatting to them on gay websites between 2004-13.
During the whole period of the offences, many of which were filmed, Marsh was HIV positive and put the boys at risk of infection because he had unprotected sex with them.
Judge Julian Goose, QC described both men as ‘predatory, dangerous paedophiles’.
Afterwards, Det Insp Delphine Waring, said: “In one sense, today’s sentencing brings to a conclusion one of the most shocking series of sexual crimes committed against children that South Yorkshire Police has investigated.
“Marsh and Davis indulged their own depraved and criminal desires for many years against a number of young, impressionable and vulnerable young boys the length and breadth of the country.
“The extent of their offending was matched only by the duplicity of their behaviour which included their use of pseudonyms and illicit mobile phones to disguise their true identities and the deceit they exhibited day after day to their own families.”