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28 September 2010, 14:54 | Updated: 28 September 2010, 15:15
A man has been found guilty of 13 serious sexual offences that happened in the late 80's and 90's.
Alan Claxton , from Coltsfoot Road, Horsford, committed a catalogue of historic offences at several different addresses in the Norwich area against three female victims and one male victim all aged under 16 at the time of the incidents. He was sentenced to 15 years in total in prison.
The offences include rape, attempted rape, indecent assault, gross indecency and one further charge of ill treatment of a child or young person and the victims were aged as young as five when the abuse began.
DC Nicola Clarke, Vulnerable People Directorate, who led the investigation, commented on the conviction saying:
“The victims in this particular case have been amazingly brave to come forward and discuss abuse which, even though it is historic, is obviously still having an impact on their current lives.
“Alan Claxton took advantage of very young children and abused their trust in him.
“This case underlines the fact that if a victim of abuse contacts us and wishes to discuss their situation, we will always endeavor to conduct a thorough investigation, where possible and whenever it took place, and bring to justice those who abuse and mistreat children and other vulnerable persons who have the right to be protected.”
He has also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.