November 2016

Jailed: Man, 61, who repeatedly raped and sexually abused 5 girls

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A Swindon man who repeatedly raped and sexually abused five girls between 1977 and 2014 has been given a 20-year prison sentence.

George Tinsley, 61, of Welcombe Avenue, Park South, who is originally from Warrington, has been found guilty of 38 counts of child sexual offences at Swindon Crown Court.

He was sentenced to 20 years in jail and five on licence.

Tinsley committed the offences against five victims over a period of 37 years.

A number of the indictments he was found guilty of where multi-incident counts of rape and sexual abuse, meaning the offence happened more than once.