Linda Vance, Crown Prosecution Service
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Spain deaths man Martin Smith guilty of abuse

A man whose partner is accused of murdering their two children has been found guilty of child sex abuse.

Martin Smith, 45, of Carlisle, had denied 11 counts of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault on his victim, who is now in her 20s.

But he was found guilty of the charges at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday.

His partner, Lianne Smith, 44, is accused of killing their children Rebecca, five, and Daniel, 11 months, in a Spanish resort in May.

Speaking after Mr Smith was found guilty of child abuse, Linda Vance from the Crown Prosecution Service said he had groomed the victim.

  • 15 Dec 2010