46-year-old Endris Mohammed is accused of murdering the two children after a house fire.
Shropshire Man Jailed For 12 Years For Sexually Abusing Five Girls
A man from Shrewsbury's been jailed for 12 and a half years after admitting sexually abusing five girls.
59-year-old Brian Learmonth admitted six charges including rape and having indecent photographs of children in the 1980s and 1990s.
He pleaded guilty to three counts of rape, one of indecent assault, one of taking indecent photographs and one of possession of and distribution of indecent photographs.
Detective Constable Sarah Smither from Shrewsbury CID said: “It has taken many years for Learmonth’s victims to contact the police.
“I would like to commend them for their courage in coming forward to report the offences to the police and for placing their trust in the judicial system.
“I hope today’s sentencing goes some way to helping his victims come to terms with what they have been through.”
Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy, who led the investigation team in Shrewsbury, said: “This has been a lengthy investigation, which took a huge amount of time and effort to get to the point where Learmonth has finally been brought to justice.
“We work closely with other agencies to ensure victims of sexual abuse are given all the support possible.
“I would like to reassure anyone who has been or is a victim of child abuse, that they can contact the police and that they will be treated in a caring and sensitive manner. Together with our partner agencies, will give them all the support we can and where possible prosecute those responsible.”
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