Briston man jailed 14 years for sex offences

Bertie Bobby was jailed for 14 years custody and extended licence of 12 years for rapes and indecent

Bertie Bobby was jailed for 14 years custody and extended licence of 12 years for rapes and indecent assaults on three girls. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

A 74 year-old man has been jailed for 14 years and placed on the sex offender's register for life for a 'campaign' of sex abuse involving three young girls.

Bertie Bobby was convicted following a trial at Norwich Crown Court of four counts of rape and sexual assaults on one young girl and sexual assaults involving two other girls with his offending stretching over a 37-year period.

Bobby of Railway Close, Briston, had denied all the offences but was convicted following a trial.

In an impact statement, one of his victims said that she felt as if Bobby had taken away her childhood from her.

Sentencing him, Judge Stephen Holt described Bobby as posing a 'high risk of serious harm' and as well as a 14 year jail sentence ordered him to be on an extended 12 year licence on his release.

He said all his victims had suffered psychological harm as a result of his 'campaign' of sexual abuse and said it seriously impacted on their lives.

Jonathan Goodman, for Bobby, said that he knew he faced a lengthy custodial sentence but said that Bobby continued to deny any sexual offending.