July 2021

Pervert abused two girls 

A paedophile from Cornwall abused two girls and then threatened to shoot them or their family members if they told anyone.

It took 40 years, but perverted William Blight, 80, has finally been brought to justice.

Blight, of Melvill Road in Falmouth, appeared at Truro Crown Court to learn his fate after being previously convicted by a jury of nine indecent assaults and two indecency with a child charges.

Prosecuting barrister Nigel Wraith described to the court how the abuse was carried out against two underage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

The offences included Blight placing his fingers on and inside the victims’ vaginas, placing one of this hands on his penis, rubbing himself on top of them causing pain and trying to put his tongue in one of their mouths telling her “it was how adults kiss”.

Blight also masturbated towards one of the victims.

Sentencing Blight to nine years in custody and a further year on licence, Judge Robert Linford described him as “an offender of particular concern”.

He said: “You denied what happened and as a consequence these two women were forced to relive what you did. The victim impact statements set out in harrowing detail the effect the abuse had on their lives.