Pensioner jailed after abusing youngsters

AN OAP could spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting sexually abusing two children.

Clive Nuttall (79), was jailed for nine years after pleading guilty to multiple child sex abuse charges, including rape of a child under 13.

Doncaster Crown Court heard last Thursday that Nuttall’s offending came to light after one of his victims, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, disclosed he had been sexually abused as a young boy.

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As officers investigated, a second victim came forward and reported numerous sexual offences committed by Nuttall of Church Lane, Catcliffe, against her while she was a child.

Investigating officer Simone Stacey, of Rotherham’s Protecting Vulnerable People Team, said: “Nuttall’s victims have shown tremendous courage and strength of character coming forward and reporting the awful abuse they suffered as children.

“While Nuttall did plead guilty to his crimes, and there is a chance he may spend the rest of his life in prison, this news will do little to erase the harm he caused to two vulnerable children with his sick sexual offending.

“Their childhoods were taken from them, and their lives forever changed by his abuse.

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“I am so grateful to the victims for the resilience and dignity they have shown throughout our inquiry and hope that now Nuttall is behind bars they are able to take a step forward in their journey of recovery.”

Nuttall admitted 13 sexual offences including one count of rape of a child under 13, five counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, two counts of assault by penetration of a child under 13, two counts of causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, and three counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under 13.

As well as his nine-year sentence, he was handed a sexual harm prevention order.

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