October 2017

Pervert who sexually abused girls in Rossendale jailed for nine years

A pervert who sexually abused two young girls in Rossendale has been jailed for nine years.

John David Royal, 46, was found guilty after a trial at Preston Crown Court of indecent assault on two girls in the 1990s.

He was jailed for nine years and gave him an extended two years licence period.

Judge Heather Lloyd also ordered Royal, now of Heysham Road, Heysham, Morecambe, to sign the sex offenders register for life and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.