June 2000

Man jailed after ten assaults on girls

A man has been jailed for eight years for a series of indecent assaults on young girls.

Gordon McCutcheon, 30, admitted carrying out a total of ten assaults on two girls in the Braintree area when they were aged between seven and 13 when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court for sentence.

The court heard McCutcheon, from Jarrow, South Shields, indecently assaulted one girl between 1991 and 1995 and the other child from 1992 until last year.

Matters came to light when one girl told a relative and police were called in.

McCutcheon denied the assaults at first but the court heard he now admitted what he had done to the girls.