Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Helston Abuser Jailed
8:30am 21st February 2014
Waking up behind bars: the Helston pensioner who abused a young girl and left her 'consumed' by what happened.
Terrence Williams of Trengrouse Way has been convicted of a series of sex attacks in the 1980s and 90s.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, contacted police in May 2012 and told them the abuse started when she was under the age of 10 and continued for a number of years.
Truro Crown Court heard how it has damaged her life and left her angry because people "let it happen."
Giving evidence via video interview which was recorded in 2012, the victim said: "I look back on my childhood and all I can recall is stuff like that.
"I am consumed by this and everyone just let it happen; everyone was completely blind."
68 year old Williams who used to work at RNAS Culdrose will spend 16 years behind bars.
Sentencing Williams, Recorder SA Parish said he had subjected the girl to "sustained and degrading" sexual abuse.
Speaking after the hearing, case officer DC Jill Anderson said: "I think that this victim has suffered for a very, very long time and the verdicts today and the sentence reflect the severity of the offences committed against her."
Share This StoryTweet
WATCH: Appeal for Cornwall's domestic abuse victims
Seeds wants a minibus to reach rural survivors
Former Cornwall Hospitals' Chairman Jailed
Jon Andrewes admitted lying about his qualifications
Westminster attack: Londoners come together in show of defiance at vigil
National News: Londoners have come together at a vigil in an attempt to show the city's defiance in the face of terror and to "show solidarity".
Has Kendrick Lamar just hinted at a new album?
Showbiz News: Kendrick Lamar has hinted that the launch of his fourth studio album is imminent with a cryptic message on social media.
Congressman Devin Nunes sorry after Trump surveillance claim row
World News: A Republican Congressman has apologised after saying that post-election communications of Donald Trump's team were picked up by US intelligence agencies through "incidental collection".
Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power, wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup
Sports News: Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power, has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup ahead of Minella Rocco and Native River.
Nicole Kidman explains her Oscars 'seal clapping' was to protect a ring
Strange News: Nicole Kidman has explained her "awkward" seal-like clapping during the Oscars ceremony last month.