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87-year-old man jailed in UK for historical abuse on young girls

An 87-year-old man George Cobbledick in the UK was jailed on Wednesday for 15 years for attacks on minor girls. He was found guilty of rape and serious sexual assaults against the eight-year-old in the early 2000s.


By   |  Updated On : May 24, 2017 10:52 PM
Representational Image (Source: PTI)

Representational Image (Source: PTI)

London :  

An 87-year-old man George Cobbledick in the UK was jailed on Wednesday for 15 years for attacks on minor girls. He was found guilty of rape and serious sexual assaults against the eight-year-old in the early 2000s.

At the Derby Crown Court he was also convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in the mid 1990s, the BBC reported. Police said they would seek justice for abuse victims no matter the age of the offences or culprit.

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Cobbledick was ordered to serve a year on extended licence and be on the sex offenders register for life. Detective Inspector Steve Shaw said: "George Cobbledick abused his first victim when she was aged 12, at a time when he would have been in his late 60s.

"His callous abuse continued in the early 2000s, starting when his victim was aged just eight. What I hope this case demonstrates is that, no matter how long ago the offences took place, and no matter how old the perpetrator, we will strive to bring them to justice," Shaw said.

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First Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:50 PM


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