Paedophile jailed for six years over sexual abuse dating back to 1970s

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A PAEDOPHILE who repeatedly abused two girls has been jailed for six years.

Andrew Seymour, 49, of Constantine Avenue, York, was jailed at Teesside Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to 13 charges including attempted rape, gross indecency, indecent assault and child cruelty.

He was also given an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order and will spend the rest of his life on the sex offenders register. He is also disqualified form ever working with children.

Seymour abused his first victim in the 1970s when she was three.

Detective Constable Tracey Lumb, of York Protecting Vulnerable Person’s Unit, said: “These were appalling sexual crimes against two young children who couldn’t defend themselves and were terrified of Andrew Seymour.

“The sentence handed down today reflects the horror of Seymour’s offences and, quite rightly, the judge sees prison as the only place for him.

“The victims in this case have shown great courage in coming forward and I hope that they can now move on and try to rebuild their lives.

“I also hope that other victims of sexual abuse can take strength from these two women and have the confidence to contact the police themselves.”