October 2016

Abuser of girl and woman jailed for more than 12 years

A MAN convicted for repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl, and a single such attack on an older woman, is starting a lengthy first taste of custody.

It follows John James Tunney’s convictions by a jury on a total of ten counts of indecent assault and sexual assault, offences spanning a change in the sexual offences law, in 2004.

He was found ‘guilty’ of nine charges relating to the girl, said to have been committed over several years, and one on the woman, which took place in a pub.