Paedophile businessman, 51, jailed after having affair with teenage girl he seduced when she was just 12

Paedophile businessman, 51, jailed after having affair with teenage girl he seduced when she was just 12 John Duffy had a five year illicit relationship with the teen during the 1990s Affair came to light last year when his victim – now in her 30s – went to policeCllr Duffy, 51, was jailed for 12 years at Burnley Crown Court after being found guilty of indecent assault and gross indecency | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 23 December 2012 Behind bars: John Duffy had a five year illicit relationship with a teenage girl he seduced when she was just 12 A parish councillor is today starting a 12 year sentence behind bars for exploiting his status as a 'pillar of the community' to have an affair with a teenage schoolgirl. Married youth group leader John Duffy used his position of respectability as a cover for his five year illicit relationship with the besotted youngster during the 1990s. After befriending her through his youth club, Duffy seduced her when she was just 12 then had regular sexual liaisons with the girl – promising her marriage and even showing her holiday brochures of where he said they would go on their honeymoon.