News: Man, 74, in disgrace as he’s sentenced to more than 11 years in prison

News: Man, 74, in disgrace as he’s sentenced to more than 11 years in prison

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A pensioner who sexually assaulted three girls has been jailed.

Robert Price appeared at Lincoln Crown Court for sentencing on Friday, July 12 after he was found guilty of five charges of sexual assault, including three on a girl who has less than seven years old at the time.

Judge Andrew Eastel said that the 74-year-old poses a significant danger to children and was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years in prison.

Despite being convicted by a jury, Price has continued to maintain his innocence.

 

Judge Easteal, passing the sentence, told Price: “You have had neither the courage nor the dignity to admit what you have done.

“In my judgement you are a real danger. You pose a real risk of causing serious harm to young children especially young girls. You are without remorse.

“The harm and damage you have caused by this abuse is impossible to measure and is unlikely to ever fully heal for any of your three victims. 

“You abused these girls for your own pleasure and with no regard to the effect and impact your abuse would have on them.”

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Price, of Lyndhurst Estate, Sea Lane, Ingoldmells, was convicted of three charges of sexual assault on a girl less than seven years old, in addition to two other charges of sexual assault involving two different teenage girls.

The offences had taken place for a number of years between 2004 and 2017.

Siward James-Moore, in mitigation, said that Price’s health was fragile and is currently on medication.

He said: “He is of previous good character. It was positive good character and not just a lack of convictions. He is a very community-minded man.”



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