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12 April 2012, 16:42
A Kidderminster man who raped two girls and committed other sex offences against them has been jailed for 11 years at Hereford Crown Court.
David Michael Hardman, aged 45 from Kidderminster, admitted the charges when he appeared before Worcester Crown Court last month for commiting the charges last year.
The judge ruled he will remain on the Sex Offenders Register for life and upon his release will be managed by the police as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
DC Marsden said:"He was in a position of trust when these offences happened and he abused that in a terrible way. He deserves to be behind bars and the sentence reflects the seriousness of the crimes he committed.
"Hopefully the result has provided some comfort and closure to his victims and I have nothing but admiration for the courage and bravery they have shown in coming forward to give evidence against their abuser.
"Although fortunately cases like this are rare in West Mercia we hope the outcome will encourage any other victims of sexual abuse to contact police and have faith that we will do everything possible to investigate complaints and bring offenders to justice."