Man convicted of historical sex offences against children
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A 47-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent has been convicted of historical sexual offences against three children.
Paul “Cristy” James from Penkhull was found guilty of six counts of rape against girls under the age of 16 between 1999 and 2007 following a trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.
James was also convicted of five other counts of sexual assault against his three victims.
Detective Inspector Zoe Kelsall from Staffordshire Police said: “James has carried out a plethora of despicable crimes against his victims and we’re hopeful he will receive a befitting sentencing when he returns to court.
“As with all of these disturbing cases, I would like to thank the victims for their courage and bravery in coming forward and helping us bring this case to the courts.
“James being found guilty is one of a number of convictions we have had for historical cases in recent months and we will continue to do whatever is necessary to support all victims of serious sexual abuse, no matter when the crimes against them were committed.”
He’s due to be sentenced at a later date.
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.