Spain's Benidorm resident and X Factor star Danny Tetley has prison sentence slashed

Former X Factor semi-finalist Danny Tetley was jailed in January 2020 for exploiting children but has had his sentence cut.

40 year old Tetley, who was residing in Benidorm, Spain upon his arrest, was jailed for 17 years for paying boys aged between 15 and 16 years old to send him explicit pictures of children.

He also engaged in sexual chat with the underage boys.

The judge at the time called him a ‘despicable creature’ as he was jailed at Bradford Crown Court for nine years with an extended licence of eight years – 17 years in total.

However, Tetley’s appeal at the High Court in London has proved successful as it was slashed down to 14 years – 9 years imprisonment with only 5 years supervision.

Lady Justice Simler said Tetley’s original sentence was too lengthy for his crimes.

The Criminal Appeal Office said: “The full court allowed the appeal and the sentence is now an extended sentence of 14 years, comprising a custodial term of nine years and an extended period of license of five years.”

Tetley had admitted seven charges of causing sexual exploitation of boys and two counts relating to the distribution of indecent images.

He had coerced them into sending sexual images and videos in exchange for money from October 2018 to August 2019.

Tetley’s career is now in tatters and will likely never record music again after getting to the semi-finals of the 2018 X Factor series.


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