A man who sexually abused two children has been jailed for 17-and-a-half years.
Stephen Noy (57) was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault on a girl under 16-years-old, five counts of sexual assault on a girl under 14-years-old and two of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13-years-old, following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court, which concluded on Friday.
Today, 23rd June, he was sentenced to 17 and a half years in prison.
Noy, formerly of Bernard Road, Edlington, South Yorkshire, targeted the girls at locations in Nottinghamshire.
The historic abuse took place over several years and he manipulated the youngsters into believing that his attacks on them were a normal part of growing up.
DS Nikki Smith who led the investigation said: “These children were coerced into keeping their silence as Noy made them think that the horrific attacks he carried out were to be expected.
“This allowed him to construct a web of secrecy in which the children felt they could not escape.
“These children, who are now adults, have been through untold psychological and emotional difficulty in their lives and it is a testament to their bravery that this man has been found guilty.
“I hope this case highlights that our officers will do everything they can to bring to justice those who commit these terrible crimes, whether it happened yesterday or decades ago.”