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19 April 2012, 10:45 | Updated: 19 April 2012, 10:52
57 year old Anthony Ronald Newman from Ely has been jailed for 14 years for sexually abusing two young boys.
The first boy had lost a close family member when he was befriended by Newman in the early 1970s. Newman then went on to abuse the ten year old for approximately a year.
The second boy, aged six, was also befriended by Newman in the late 1980s and was abused by him for a number of years.
The officer in the case, DC Melissa Carr, said: "Anthony Newman is an extremely depraved individual who abused his position of trust to exploit two young boys for his own sexual gratification.
This was a complex investigation and we are pleased with the sentence imposed by the court.
I would like to take this opportunity to commend the two victims in this case for the bravery and dignity they have shown throughout the judicial process. Without their continued assistance, this sentence would not have been possible and we hope that it will offer these men some piece of mind as they continue to rebuild their lives.
Sadly, there are still young people who have been or are being sexually abused and exploited. I would like to appeal to these young people to tell someone about the abuse. If you don’t want to report it to police, you can tell a trusted adult who can report it on your behalf, not only so that the offender can be identified but to ensure that you are provided with the appropriate help and support.
If you feel unable to speak to anyone, please contact the NSPCC or Childline. These organisations are completely confidential and will be able to advise on the support that is available to you.”