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Cornwall man sentenced for string of child sex offences

Cornwall man sentenced for string of child sex offences

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:36pm 24th May 2019. (Updated at 2:46pm 24th May 2019)

A man from Cornwall has been sentenced to eight years behind bars after being found guilty of a string of sex offences.

Barry Crowley, from Ludgvan near Penzance, has been on trial at Truro Crown Court.

The 75-year-old was charged with four counts of indecent assault, one count of indecency with a child, three sexual assaults, and one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

On Friday he was handed an eight year sentence and also ordered to sign the sex offenders register indefinitely.

Crowley was also given a sexual harm prevention order for 15 years.

Following the sentencing, the NSPCC praised the bravery of the victims for speaking out.

"Crowley clearly thought he had got away with the abuse he inflicted on his first victim, going on to target another young girl decades later to fulfil his own sexual desires involving minors.

"Thanks to the bravery of his victims speaking out about what he subjected them to, Crowley is now behind bars and unable to strike again".

An NSPCC spokeswoman for the South West of England

Anyone who is concerned about a child can contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or nspcc.org.uk.

Children and young people can call Childline on 0800 1111 or get help online via www.childline.org.uk.


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