A VIOLENT and sadistic paedophile who "pranced and posed" semi-naked in ladies underwear while sexually abusing two children has been jailed for 15 years.

Derrick Hooley, 69, dressed up in black suspenders, a basque and French knickers to degrade and humiliate his young victims.

He was labelled "a thoroughly nasty deviant" by the judge sentencing him yesterday.

Hooley, a retired coach painter with Keighley and District Buses, was unanimously convicted of all 17 charges against him by a jury at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.

They involved the "sustained, routine and relentless" sexual abuse of a boy three decades ago and the similar abuse of a girl over the same period.

The boy, now a man in his 30s, had been "wholly destroyed" by Hooley, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC said.

Hooley, who wore dark glasses and earphones during the trial, remained impassive in the dock as the jury's verdicts were returned.

A victim statement by the male victim said he had been robbed of his childhood and had recurring nightmares.

Even today, he still leaps out of bed taking swings at the man "as though fighting him off."

Hooley, of Main Street, Farnhill, near Keighley, abused the children in Skipton in the mid to late 1980s.

He was convicted of 12 offences of indecent assault and indecency with a child, relating to the boy, and five charges involving the girl, including indecent assault, indecency with a child, and taking an indecent photo of her.

During the trial the jury saw photographs of Hooley "prancing and posing" semi-naked in women's underwear and male pouches.

His passion for photography cemented his downfall when the police seized pictures of him in what the judge described as "a variety of fairly interesting positions."

"This case is about a thoroughly nasty, deviant man who happened, inappropriately and cruelly, to parade naked and in women's clothing," he said.

Hooley told a pack of lies to the police and the jury when the evidence against him was overwhelming.

He told the court he was posing in frilly pants and bras to see if they fitted for "a fancy dress do".

Another outfit, of skeleton body paint, French knickers and a white cape, was to wear at a Halloween party, he claimed.

Hooley, who was born in Ilkley, had never been in trouble with the police before, his barrister Robin Frieze said.

He had been a self employed sign writer and then worked at Airedale General Hospital, in Steeton.

During the trial, the male victim said he went to the police when Jimmy Savile's sexual abuse was made public in 2013.

He described how Hooley abused him when wearing pink ladies underwear and baby oil. He also saw him committing sex acts in silk knickers, a bra and a basque.

The woman told how he grabbed her breasts when she was a child, put body paint on her when she was topless and photographed her when she was posing naked.