An already convicted paedophile has been jailed for nine years
Sydney Jupp, 64, of Betony Crescent, Billericay, committed the offences against his victims in the 1970s in Billericay.
They bravely came forward to police in 2017 and officers began an investigation.
Following extensive enquiries, Jupp was summonsed to court in October 2019.
He stood trial at Basildon Crown Court on February 15 this year and was convicted by a jury three days later (February 18) of eight counts of gross indecency with a child and four counts of indecent assault of a child
Jupp was jailed the same day (February 18) for nine years and will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life upon his release.
Jupp was previously convicted in 2017 of downloading hundreds of indecent images of children
One of the victims said: “The whole process of speaking to police and going to court was hard but ultimately I am glad I did it.
“It was very emotional giving evidence in court and I was very worried about it, but I am so glad I found the courage to do it and it is all over now.
“I was worried that I wouldn’t be believed, but I am glad the jury believed me.
“I wish I had the courage to speak up sooner but I now have the strength to get on with my life without the terrible things that happened to me holding me back. I finally feel I can get on with living again.
“I hope my experience will give other people who have been abused the courage to come forward and give them hope that they will achieve justice.
“If this has happened to you, please come forward and speak to the police. Don’t let the people who have harmed you get away with it.
“I would also like to thank the team from SERICC Rape and Sexual Abuse Specialist Service and volunteers from the witness service at Basildon Crown Court. The support they provided was amazing and I couldn’t have got through this without them.”
Jupp’s other victim said: “I wish I had come forward sooner.
“I always thought that I had dealt with this in my life, but giving evidence this week has lifted a black cloud I never knew existed.”
Man admits downloading hundreds of indecent images of children including those in the worst category
A man has admitted downloading hundreds of indecent images of children.
Sydney Jupp, 61, of Betony Crescent, Billericay, downloaded 57 of the most vile category A images, 53 category B images and 163 category C images.
The offences took place on or before June 12 last year.
Jupp admitted the offences at Basildon Magistrates’ Court and will be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court at a later date.