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Posted 27 January 2016
84 year old man is jailed for more than 20 years for sexual abuse of 4 young girls aged between 6 and 14 during the 1980s and 1990s.
The BBC report that an 84 year old man is jailed for more than 20 years for sexual abuse of 4 young girls aged between 6 and 14 during the 1980s and 1990s.
Judge Graham Cottle sentenced Kenneth Tucker to 21-and-a-half years and described the abuse as “perfectly dreadful”, saying Tucker, from Tiverton, used the girls as his “sexual plaything”.
He said: “You have got away with this for more than 20 years but justice has finally caught up with you.”
A positive report that highlights that justice will eventually catch up with the guilty. Worryingly the report does not explain why a prosecution was not pursued earlier when a victim made a complaint at the time her abuse took place. I can only echo the sentiments of the police for the victims’ courage in coming forward after so long a time.
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