A man who abused a young girl between 1994 and 2000 has today (Monday) been jailed.
David Neale, 63, was sentenced to eight years and six months at Leicester Crown Court.
On 10 May, following a trial at the same court, Neale, of Overpark Avenue, Braunstone, was convicted of seven counts of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 and two counts of indecency with a child.
He was found not guilty of one further count of indecent assault.
Detective Constable Anna Blockley, from Leicestershire Police’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU), was the investigating officer.
She said: “I hope that the victim in this case can take some comfort from the fact that Neale has today been sentenced for his crimes.
“He is now serving a significant custodial sentence where I hope he can take some time to consider the impact his horrific crimes have had on her.”
There are a number of different agencies who are able to offer independent help and support to victims of sexual offences in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Further information on these services and details on who to contact if you have been a victim of a sexual offence can be found by visiting http://leics.police.uk