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Nottingham sex offender who targeted young girl in the 1990s jailed for ten years

A sex offender who repeatedly abused a young girl more than 20 years ago has been jailed.

George Cain, now aged 56, targeted the girl over a period of five years in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

He was finally held to account for his actions when his victim found the strength to go the police in 2018 about what had happened.

Specialist detectives launched an investigation and spoke to multiple witnesses over a period of several months.

Cain, also known as Andy Cain, denied all the allegations against him and claimed during a police interview that his victim was making them up.

However, following the detailed work to gather evidence by Nottinghamshire Police’s public protection team, a jury at Nottingham Crown Court convicted him of five counts of indecent assault of a girl under 16. These charges covered multiple instances of abuse.

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Cain, of Old Mill Lane, Forest Town, was handed a ten-year jail sentence immediately afterwards at the hearing on Friday.

Detective Constable Amy Revill, of Nottinghamshire Police’s public protection team, said:

“Cain sexually abused a vulnerable child over several years. This abuse has had a very considerable impact on his victim, who must live with the memory of what he did to her.

“I hope that this verdict and this sentence will provide her with a sense of closure and also that it may encourage other victims of historical sexual abuse to come forward.

“Even though these offences happened a long time ago we were absolutely determined to get to the bottom of what happened.

“Subsequently we were able to build a very compelling case against Cain, who at no time during this process has shown a shred of remorse for what he did.

“I am thankful to all members of the jury for their diligence and care in this case and am delighted that the victim in this case has finally received the justice she deserves.”

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