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Ashford man behind bars after being found guilty of historic sex offences

24 Apr, 2018 11:02 News Behind Bars

An Ashford man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison following a number of historical sexual offences against two girls in the 1980s.

Peter Worley, 83, from Ashford in Middlesex, was found guilty of 14 offences, including two counts of rape, on 27 March following a nine-day trial at Kingston Crown Court. He was sentenced last Monday (16 April), at Southwark Crown Court.

In relation to the first victim, Worley was found guilty of two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 years of age (rape); eight counts of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 years; and two counts of gross indecency with a girl under 14 years.

In relation to the second victim, he was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 years.

Worley was arrested in November 2015 after one of the girls found the courage to come forward and report what he had done to her. The offences took place when she was between the ages of four and 10.

Detective Constable Fiona Clare, who investigated the offences, said: “Worley was a dangerous predator who systematically abused these two girls over an eight-year period between 1981 and 1989. These girls have had to live with what Worley did to them all those years ago and their bravery in coming forward and having to re-live these experiences must be commended.

“The sentence handed down last week highlights the serious nature of his offending. This case also demonstrates that Surrey Police will treat all allegations of this nature extremely seriously, and will always ensure that they are fully investigated, no matter how long ago they have taken place.”

We take all allegation of this nature very seriously and if you suspect anyone of committing offences like the ones mentioned here, please call us immediately on 101 (or always 999 in an emergency).

For further support and advice, please contact the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre http://www.rasasc.org/

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