March 2010

Man jailed for sex abuse

A MAN has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after being found guilty of sexually abusing a child.

Frederick Walter Sears was convicted of two counts of unlawful intercourse with a girl under 13.

Sears, 59, of Canberra Court, Ramsey, pleaded guilty at Peterborough Crown Court on February 5th and was sentenced at Huntingdon Crown Court today (Friday, March 12).

Sears abused his victim when she was aged between 12 and 13, nine years ago, and will now be placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Det Con Sarah Fines, who investigated, said: “Sears abused the trust of the victim and it has taken her nine years to build up the courage to speak out.

“I hope this result encourages other victims of sexual abuse to come forward even if some time has passed since the offence took place.

“I would like to thank everyone who worked hard on this case and hope it demonstrates that no matter how long ago the abuse took place the crimes will be taken seriously.”