November 2016

Ormskirk man receives 13 year sentence for sexual assault committed 30 years ago

A West Lancashire man who repeatedly sexually assaulted a young girl about 30 years ago has been given a 13 year sentence.

Malcolm Flynn was jailed for ten years with an extended licence of three years after being convicted of eight sex offences involving indecent assault or indecency with the school girl.

The 56-year-old was summoned to Liverpool Crown Court on November 11 and was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life and an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order was also imposed.

Flynn, of Holly Close, Westhead, near Ormskirk denied the allegations when he was interviewed by police.

Robert Dudley, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court that the offences happened on various occasions. The girl confided in an uncle when she was 17 and he wanted to confront Flynn but she begged him not to as she feared he would attack Flynn and she did not want her uncle to get into trouble.

She later told other relatives but it was only in early 2015 that she went to the police to complain.

Jailing him Judge Norman Wright pointed out that nowadays some of the offences Flynn had been convicted of would be charged as oral rape.

The victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, read her moving impact statement to the court in which she stated how the abuse had affected her whole life and she suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and anxiety attacks.

She said: “I feel dirty and frightened and it has ruined my life. Most of the time I don’t want to be here and sometimes I think that everyone would be better off without me.”