Former X Factor semi-finalist and Pop Idol hopeful, Daniel Tetley, appeared at Bradford Crown Court today for sentencing after being convicted of sexually exploiting underage boys. Tetley, from Wibsey, pleaded guilty in December 2019 to sending thousands of messages to boys aged just 15 and 16 and paying them for explicit images.
During his sentencing earlier today, the 39-year-old was given a 17-year extended sentence, comprising 9 years in prison and a further 8 years being closely monitored.
Tetley, who blamed his actions on his inability to cope with the pressures of fame, offered boys varying sums of money in exchange for nude photographs and videos of sexual acts.
Judge Jonathan Hall QC told Tetley, “I am satisfied beyond a remote doubt you are dangerous.
“I assess you as a highly predatory and manipulative individual”
Tetley showed no signs of remorse as he was led away.