A ‘SEXUAL monster’ who stuck needles into the genitals of his victims after convincing them they needed to be tested for radiation poisoning was told he deserves to “rot in hell” as he was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison.

John Beaumont, of Byron Road, Greenmount, Bury, was sentenced for nine indecent assaults and one count of actual bodily harm against two females and a male at Minshull Street Crown Court today.

He had previously pleaded guilty to the disturbing offences that took place between June 1986 and October 1996.

Michael Brady, prosecuting told the court how Beaumont inserted hyperaemic needles into the victims’ genitals and also the arm of the male victim.

Mr Brady added that Beaumont ‘tricked and deceived’ the victims by telling them they were on a ‘secret list’ of people who were affected by the radiation from the Chernobyl disaster.

Beaumont told them that he needed to carry out examinations and convinced them to take off their clothes to allow him to do this.

One of the victims reported that he used a ‘Geiger counter’ during the examination.

Beaumont, who was ordained as a minister, convinced the victims he had medical training and that what he was doing was top secret at the request of the Ministry of Defence.

Shockingly, the court heard how in the 1970s and 1980s, Beaumont had been convicted of similar offences after he posed as a doctor, university researcher or member of the health board and tricking his way into schools.

He was never jailed for these offences but handed a three-year probation order at the time.

In a statement read in court, one of his three victims said: “He deserves to rot in hell as far as I’m concerned. He is a disgusting despicable person.”

Beaumont, aged 58, pleaded guilty to the offences last month as his trial was due to start and Virginia Hayton, mitigating, asked for him to be given credit for his plea and sparing the victims from giving evidence.

She also spoke of Beaumont’s relationship with his elderly mother, which she described as ‘extremely close’.

Miss Hayton said: “He has effectively had to goodbye to her. He knows that he is highly unlikely to ever see her again.

“The next time may be at her funeral wearing handcuffs, that is if he is given permission to be able to see her.”

Judge Paul Lawton described the offences committed against the three victims as taking a ‘very similar and sinister form’.

He said that Beaumont was an intelligent man and a “sexual monster” during his summing up.

Judge Lawton praised the resolve and spirit of the victims in coming forward to bring Beaumont to justice.

Beaumont was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison for the offences and he will serve a minimum of nine years before a parole board who will decide if he should be released.

He was also handed an extended two-and-half year licence as Judge Layton said he poses a ‘significant risk of serious harm’.

Beaumont showed little emotion as he was handed his sentence.