Issued on 10/10/18 at 4:17 p.m.
A Leicester man has today (Wednesday 10 October) been jailed for a string of non-recent sexual abuse.
Randolph Stott, known as Andy, was sentenced to six years when he appeared at Leicester Crown Court today (Wednesday 10 October).
Stott, 71, began abusing his two victims when they were both aged between 10 and 11.
He started abusing his first victim in the mid 1990s, continuing until the end of the decade. Stott took advantage of her while they were alone together, buying her presents while also giving her money.
Stott, of Hesketh Avenue, Leicester, began abusing his second victim in the late 1990s, buying her presents and also taking her on trips.
Both victims reported the abuse to Leicestershire Police last year. Stott subsequently pleaded guilty to nine counts of indecent assault at Leicester Crown Court on 21 September.
He is also subject to a lifetime sexual harm prevention order and must sign the sex offenders register for life.
Detective Constable Anna Blockley, the investigating officer, said: “Stott targeted and groomed his victims from a young age, buying them presents in the belief that they wouldn’t tell anyone about his actions.
“Although neither victim spoke to police at the time that the abuse was happening, they have both shown great courage in coming forward and giving providing detailed accounts that led to Stott’s conviction.
“His sentencing today is a stark reminder that all reports of non-recent sexual abuse in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will be subject to a thorough investigation and any offenders will be brought to justice.”
There are a number of different agencies who are able to offer independent help and support to victims of sexual offences in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Further information on these services and details on who to contact if you have been a victim of a sexual offence can be found by visiting http://leics.police.uk