March 2018

Jail term for Bristol man for sexual abuse of two victims

A 74-year-old Bristol man has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after being convicted of a series of sexual offences.

Kenneth Filer, from Whitchurch, admitted seven counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault and was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court today (March 28).

Our investigation began in 2016, when one of the victims reported being sexually assaulted by Filer when she was 16 years old.

This led to a disclosure from a second victim, who is now in her fifties, who had been abused by Filer over a substantial amount of time and had kept the abuse to herself for more than 20 years.