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Child rapist police paid £10,000 to snitch on paedophile gang calls himself a ‘hero’

The informant was a convicted child rapist (Picture: Getty)

A child rapist who police paid to spy on a Newcastle sex gang has described himself as a hero.

The criminal, known as XY, was convicted of assaulting a 15-year-old girl, however Northumbria Police admitted to paying him £10,000 to inform on a paedophile ring after his release from prison.

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The information he supplied to the police led to the conviction of 17 men and one woman from a gang that targetting and groomed 108 potential victims between 2011 and 2014.

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