A man from Irlam has been sentenced for sex offences which occurred in the 1980's
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For two years, the defendant - John Roberts, abused two young girls who were both under 12 years old at the time.
While the girls were asleep, Roberts would perform sexual acts on them and one of the girls remembers Roberts inappropriately touching her with his penis on numerous occasions.
On one occasion, Roberts told one of the girls to dress up in adult nightwear before telling her to sit on the bed and kiss him.
John Roberts (25/11/1938) of Broomehouse Avenue, was sentenced today (Thursday 23 December 2021) to one year and six months in jail after pleading guilty to six counts of indecent assault.
DC Philip Whiting, of GMP's City of Manchester division, said: "Roberts is a paedophile who abused and violated two young girls.
"Child sexual abuse has lasting effects on victims, causing trauma which can affect them into adulthood. Tackling this type of crime is top priority for Greater Manchester Police.
"If you have yourself been a victim of sexual abuse or know anyone else who has, please do get in contact with police so we can ensure any offenders of this despicable type of crime are brought to justice."
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
- Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
- Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email [email protected]
- Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.