A man who sexually assaulted a child over a number of years has been jailed.
Glyn Jones appeared at Chester Crown Court today, Friday 24 March where he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The 62-year-old, of Bradley Lane, Malpas, had previously been convicted of 17 counts of sexual abuse against a child following two trials at Chester Crown Court.
The offences include sexual activity with a child aged 11 to 15, rape of a child under 13 and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
In addition to his prison sentence, Jones has also been ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.
During the trial the court heard how Jones sexually abused his victim over a sustained period between March 2014 and March 2019, beginning when they were just 10-years-old.
Following the sentencing Detective Constable Beth Colbourne, who led the investigation, said: “This case has left the victim and their family distraught, and I hope that the sentence will help bring some closure to then.
“Jones preyed upon a young child for his own sexual gratification and refused to take responsibility for the crimes he committed, making the victim and their family have to relive the horrific experience again through two trials. But thanks to the victim’s courage, he is now facing the consequences of his actions.
“The sentence handed to Jones reflects the severity of his crime and I hope that his conviction will encourage other victims to come forward.
“As this case demonstrates, we treat all reports of historic sexual offences seriously and we will always do our best to ensure offenders are brought to justice.”
If you have been a victim of sexual abuse, or know of someone who has, please contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via the website.
Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.