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Two convicted paedophiles have got married behind bars after battling for 18 months for the right to do so


Chiefs at Whatton Prison are believed to have opposed the marriage because they feared the romance was a front for the pair’s shared perverted interest in children

Leighton Morris and transitioning Catherine Rook wed after battling for 18 months for the right to get hitched.

Terry Heron (pictured) and Leighton Morris battled for 18 months for the right to get hitched

Terry Heron (pictured) and Leighton Morris battled for 18 months for the right to get hitched

Prison chiefs are understood to have opposed the marriage because they feared the romance was a front for the pair’s shared perverted interest in children.

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman overruled them and the pair, both 29, had the same-sex ­ceremony at a prison chapel in June.

But they have been told they will never be able to live together outside jail because of their crimes.

One of them has since been moved to another jail.

Married cons cannot share cells.

A source said: “Morris and Rook are very upset about being split up.

“But a lot of people will be furious two child sex offenders can marry while serving sentences for very serious crimes.

“It raises concerns over whether they are just in love with the idea of working together to abuse more young children.”

The pair fell for each other at Whatton prison for male sexual offenders near Nottingham.

Whatton prison, Nottingham is specifically for male sexual offenders

Whatton prison, Nottingham is specifically for male sexual offenders

Rook, then Terry Heron, was jailed in 2009 for breaching a sex offender prevention order over 13 previous offences against children.

The pair asked to get married when Rook chose to transition.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said: “Most people will be left scratching their heads at the Ombudsman’s decision.”

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4185277/two-paedophiles-got-hitched/

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