Judges at Liverpool Crown Court heard several shocking cases this week.
Amongst the most horrific were the sentencings of paedophile milkman David Sparks and Andrew Murphy who was locked up for six years for sexual assault.
After a busy start to April, here is an overview of some of those jailed this week.
Rogue trader Hugh McGinley conned an OAP out of £80,000 after promising a written quote ?despite the fact he couldn鈥檛 read or write.
The 39-year-old carried out works to an 鈥渁ppalling鈥?standard at the home of retired schoolteacher Graham Taylor, 69.
The dad-of-seven, of Romley Street, Walton, charged £105,000 for 鈥榠mprovements鈥?estimated to have a true value of £25,000.
Prosecutors said the conman targeted Mr Taylor, who lived alone in St Helens, because of his vulnerability.
McGinley admitted two counts of fraud, but gave no explanation for where the money had gone. He was jailed for 12 months.
Paedophile milkman Sparks groomed and sexually molested two boys he met on his rounds.
He was jailed for nine-and-a-half years in 2011 for abusing 10 children over nearly three decades.
The 67-year-old, of Keswick Road, Wallasey Village, was due to be released next month after serving two thirds of his sentence.
But two more victims have since reported his sickening attacks to police and this week he was handed a further 30 months behind bars.
Fahey used a video clip of a 鈥渉andsome man鈥?to fool schoolgirls he was trying to seduce online.
The 39-year-old pretended he was the semi-naked young man in the footage, who could be seen performing sex acts in the video.
Liverpool Crown Court heard police raided his home in Bowling Green Close, Southport at around 8.30am on January 12 last year.
And they discovered he had a stash of 972 indecent images of children on his computer.
Officers also found evidence of conversations with two 15-year-old girls on a website called Omegle.
Fahey, now of Oak Street, Southport, admitted two counts of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.
He also pleaded guilty to three counts of downloading and one count of possessing indecent images of children, plus possessing extreme images.
He was handed six months in prison, a seven-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and told to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for seven years.
Montague headbutted a woman because she refused to give him a kiss, leaving her scarred.
The 20-year-old, of Moss Street, Garston, called his victim 鈥渁 f***ing slag鈥?before the drunken attack in Widnes.
It came during a 鈥渃ampaign of crime鈥? after he first tried to burgle Studio 65 hairdressers in Churchill Avenue, Southport, on March 11, 2015.
He was handed three years in a young offenders institution.
Collins left a pensioner heartbroken when he took her purse containing treasured photos of her dead son.
CCTV captured the thief sitting behind 76-year-old Dorris Maddocks on a bus travelling through Kirkby.
Collins dropped his phone to distract Mrs Maddocks before slipping his hand into her bag.
The 42-year-old thief got off the bus before she noticed her purse was missing.
Collins, of Bainton Road in Southdene, Kirkby, was later identified via the CCTV footage and was jailed for 26 weeks at Liverpool Magistrates鈥?Court after admitting theft.
He had initially denied the offence, claiming he could not remember it due to being 鈥榖enzoed鈥?- a reference to taking the prescription tranquilliser benzodiazepine ?but changed his plea on the day of trial.
ALLAN CAPLE and AIDAN RYAN
Allan Caple, 23, and Aidan Ryan, 18, were involved in a ?co-ordinated and planned attack ?on trains, rolling stock and infrastructure including Merseyrail property.
Six people were arrested after a investigation by British Transport Police, to catch the graffiti crew responsible for the £50,000 worth of damage caused.
Earlier this week, on April 3, Caple and Ryan were left shocked when a judge at Liverpool Crown Court gave them custodial sentences for their involvement.
Caple, of Maritime Court, West Derby and Ryan, of Waverley Street, Sefton Park, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause damage between January 2012 and December 22, 2015.
Caple was jailed for 10 months after admitting the charge on the basis that he had been involved on three occasions, the first at Birkenhead and the last when he was arrested.
Ryan was given six months detention after admitting being involved on 15 to 20 occasions.
Knowsley council worker Holmes became addicted to cocaine and was caught with £6,000 worth of the drug which he was selling to pay his drug debts.
Police stopped his BMW shortly after midnight on May 2 last year after it passed in front of their car at speed in St Domingo Road, Kirkdale.
They followed him as he drove towards the city centre and saw him going through a red traffic light and stopped him in Great Homer Street.
Simon Duncan, prosecuting, said: 鈥淚t was obvious he was suffering the effects of alcohol and he said he had been drinking vodka and coke a few hours before. He failed to provide a roadside breath test and was arrested.?/p>
When his car was searched a wash bag was found on the rear seat containing 64 grammes of cocaine with a street value of about £6,000 and drug dealing paraphrenalia.
Mr Duncan said he also had a quarter of a kilo of benzocaine, a cutting agent and drug dealers tick lists running into thousands of pounds, four mobile phones and a knuckle duster. One of the phones had requests for drugs.
A blood test revealed 133 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood while the limit is 80.
Holmes, 32, of Heskin Close, Southdene, Kirkby, pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent, driving with excess alcohol, possessing amphetamine and possessing an offensive weapon.
He was jailed for three years.
Drugs trafficker Nurse tried to fool police by hiding heroin and cocaine 鈥渋nternally鈥?
He was arrested by officers who had been tracking his drug runs from Liverpool to Cumbria.
He was initially found to be carrying a cannabis grinder - before a further search in custody led to the discovery of his of Class A drugs stash.
Nurse, of Hurstlyn Road in Allerton, was jailed for three years and four months after pleading guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.