York paedophile gets 21 years for raping and abusing 4 girls
A man who abused four young girls over more than two decades has been jailed for 21 years.
George Gore was found guilty by a jury at York Crown Court of a campaign of abuse against the four children.
Gore was convicted of 23 counts of sexual assault and rape against girls, who were all aged under 13 years old. A trial began on Wednesday and by around midday on Friday the jury had unanimously found Gore, of Ordnance Lane, Fulford, guilty on all counts.
There were cheers and shouts of “take him down” in the public gallery as Judge Deborah Sherwin announced Gore’s sentences, which add up to 21 years.
After Gore was sentenced, his victims issued a joint statement through North Yorkshire Police, saying: “The last 13 months have been horrendous.
“But after all this time we feel that justice has now been done. Now we want to move on and to be able to live our lives and put this behind us.
“We would like to thank everyone involved in bringing this man to justice, in particular the police, lawyers and family and friends who have supported us.”
The judge told Gore: “For a large number of years you posed a very great danger. For years you got away with this. By the time you were abusing [the youngest girl] you must have felt invincible. Matters have caught up with you now.”
The matters came to light when the youngest girl went to the police, unable to live with the secret of what had happened to her, Judge Sherwin added.
Gore’s offences, which occurred at different places in York, included:
Six indecent assaults on the oldest girl;
Three indecent assaults against the second oldest girl;
Three indecent assaults against the third oldest girl;
Two child rapes
Eight further indecent assaults
One indecency with a child.