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Nottingham brothers guilty of ‘horrific catalogue of sexual assaults’ against children over two decades

The brothers were also found guilty of jointly raping a child under 16 on two occasions.

Two brothers have been convicted of committing a horrifying catalogue of sexual assaults and rape over a 25-year period.

Andrew Clark, 38, and younger brother Jason Clark, 35, have both been found guilty of a series of horrific sexual assaults on children.

Andrew, formally of Denewood Crescent, Bilborough, preyed on six vulnerable children for more than 25 years.

Brother Jason, also formally of Denewood Crescent, Bilborough, has been found guilty of sexual offences against two children during that same time.

After a three-and-a-half-week trial at Nottingham Crown Court, a jury yesterday (9 September 2021) found the pair guilty of 21 counts of sexual assaults and abuse.

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Andrew Clark was found guilty of three counts of indecent assault of a female under 14, indecent assault of a male on five occasions, attempted rape, sexual assault of a child under 13, sexual assault, sexual assault of a child, three counts of rape of a female under 16, rape of a child and indecent assault of a child.

Jason Clark was convicted of four counts of indecent assault of a female under 14 and two counts of rape on a female under 16.

The brothers were also found guilty of jointly raping a child under 16 on two occasions.

They were both remanded in custody to be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on 26 November 2021.

Detective Constable Ruth Statham, of Nottinghamshire Police, who has led the investigation, said: “I firstly want to express my thanks to the many victims of these horrific crimes for their bravery in speaking out.

“Their bravery cannot be underestimated and victims who had previously feared speaking out and not felt believed have stood up so selflessly to be cross-examined and take part in this trial to help put a stop to others suffering at the same hands.

“I hope it sends a very strong message to everyone that even though some of the allegations are of age that we will always do everything in our power to bring the offenders to justice – and that no matter how old the offences are no one can outrun their past and their crimes will catch up with them.

“The crimes that were committed by both Andrew and Jason are unspeakable and I can only hope that their convictions will help bring a little peace and closure to their victims.

“This was an incredibly detailed investigation and a lengthy trial but I would like to thank the hard work and commitment of the Crown Prosecution lawyer Anne McCarroll and prosecutor Sally Hobson for their dedication to this case.

“I hope that both Andrew and Jason will now realise that they could never get away with such disgusting crimes and that their inevitable time behind bars will give them a chance to reflect on the cruelty and emotional turmoil they have caused their victims.”

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