Cannock man jailed for 16 years for series of sex offences against young girls
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A 62-year-old Cannock man has been jailed for 16 years for a series of sex offences against two girls in the 1990s.
David Poppett, of Moss Road, Chadsmoor, was jailed at Stafford Crown Court today (23 April) after he was found guilty of 15 counts of indecent assault and three counts of indecency with a child.
He will serve a further two years’ supervision order, following the custodial sentence.
The court heard the offences were committed in Cannock and Hednesford between the late 1980s and late 1990s.
Poppett’s two victims were aged between five and 15 at the time of the offences.
Detective Constable Jo Morrison, of Staffordshire Police said: “I want to commend both of these women for coming forward and having the courage to share what had happened, allowing us to bring Poppett before the courts.
“It doesn’t matter that time has passed, we will always do whatever it takes to bring offenders to justice, while ensuring victims and their families are offered the support they need.”
Anyone who has suffered sexual abuse, or suspects others may be subject to sexual abuse, is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101.
Alternatively, the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through www.crimestoppers-uk.org.