November 2018

Man convicted of sexual abuse 40 years after the offences took place

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A man who sexually abused two girls in the 1970s has been jailed for nine years following an investigation by Surrey Police’s Complex Abuse Unit.

George Wanless was found guilty following a trial of systematically abusing the two girls between 1974 and 1976 when he lived at Headley Court near Leatherhead.

The 69-year-old of Belmont Avenue, Oldham was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault relating to the two victims. He was also found not guilty of rape, buggery and the jury failed to reach a verdict on a separate buggery charge.