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Paul English from the Lowestoft area was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual assault against children
Paul English from the Lowestoft area was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual assault against children

A 43-year-old man from Suffolk has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for child sex offences.

Paul English, of no fixed abode but from the Lowestoft area, was found guilty of 11 counts at Ipswich Crown Court today.

These include eight charges of sexual abuse of a child under 13 and three charges of sexual conduct with a child under 16.

Paul English. Image: Suffolk Police

English’s crimes spanned several years and involved two victims, with the first offense dating back to 2012.

He was arrested on January 27, 2022.

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Detective Constable Kim Shrubshall said: “The strength and courage of both victims in cooperating with us throughout this two-and-a-half year investigation is nothing short of admirable.

“I know that no sentence can ever alleviate the trauma the victims have endured and the harrowing experience of enduring a trial and hearing evidence. But I hope that today’s verdict can be a first step toward the closure they deserve.”

After an eight-day trial, English was sentenced to 15 years in prison and was also given a restraining order to protect him from sexual abuse.

DC Shrubshall added: “I would urge victims of serious violent or sexual crime to contact the police.

“We are fully committed to protecting children from sexual abuse and bringing those who want to harm them to justice.

“We take all such reports extremely seriously and if you have the courage to come forward and speak to us, we have specially trained officers who will deal with you with sensitivity and compassion.”

By Isla