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10 May 2014, 10:19
A 75-year-old man has been sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment for historic sexual offences including rape.
Ronald Eagles, of Viking, Bracknell, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court last Friday (2/5) after being convicted of two rapes and two indecent assaults against two girls during the 1970s and 1980s.
Eagles was arrested on 11 June 2013 and charged with the offences on 5 November 2013.
He pleaded guilty to all of the offences at a hearing at the same court on 31 March and was remanded in custody until his sentencing on Friday.
Speaking following the sentencing, investigating officer Det Con Eddie Hurley, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said:
“I would like to thank the victims for supporting the prosecution in what must have inevitably been an extremely difficult time for them to recall.
“This sentence demonstrates that all sexual offences, including those which are historic, are taken extremely seriously by Thames Valley Police and are handled with the utmost sensitivity to ensure every effort is made to provide a resolution for the victims.
“I would also like to thank the officers who worked on this complex case in which the offences dated back more than 20 years.”