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York paedophile jailed for 6 years
2:33pm Friday 19th October 2012 in News
A PAEDOPHILE who repeatedly abused two girls in York has today been jailed for six years.
Andrew Seymour, 49, abused his first victim in 1978 when she was three years old and committed further offences against her up to 1987.
The other victim was abused by Seymour over two years from 1986 to 1988, beginning when she was 12.
Seymour, of Constantine Avenue in Tang Hall, was sentenced today at Teesside Crown Court. He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to 13 charges including attempted rape, gross indecency, indecent assault and child cruelty.
He was also given an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order and will spend the rest of his life on the sex offenders register and is disqualified from working with children again.
Detective Constable Tracey Lumb, of North Yorkshire Police's "Protecting Vulnerable Person’s Unit" in York, said: “These were appalling sexual crimes against two young children who couldn’t defend themselves and were terrified of Andrew Seymour.
“The sentence handed down today reflects the horror of Seymour’s offences and, quite rightly, the judge sees prison as the only place for him.
“The victims in this case have shown great courage in coming forward and I hope that they can now move on and try to rebuild their lives.
“I also hope that other victims of sexual abuse can take strength from these two women and have the confidence to contact the police themselves.
“We have specially trained officers who will treat your case with sensitivity and in the strictest of confidence."