Gloucester paedophile jailed for 25 years for multiple rapes

A 72-year-old paedophile from Gloucester was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the multiple rapes of two children among 15 offences.

Terrence Simmons, of Westgate Street, enticed children into his flat with pet animals and tropical fish and befriended their parents in order to gain access to them.

His victims bravely gave evidence in Gloucester Crown Court before Simmons was convicted for the multiple rapes of two children; sexual assaults on a child under 13; assault by penetration of a child under 13 multiple times; and the indecent assault of a child.

Among a total of 15 offences he was also convicted for taking and possessing indecent images of a child and possessing extreme pornographic images.