A Worthing man has been sent to prison for 10 years for charges relating to sexual offences with a child.
George Sayle, 72, of Montrose Close, Goring pleaded guilty in March to engaging in a penetrative sexual act with a girl under 14, making an indecent image, attempting to engage a child under 13 in sexual activity and possessing indecent images of children.
Sayle groomed two girls under 16, who were known to him, until he was in a position to carry out sexual acts, engaging their trust in him.
He pleaded guilty to four charges and was sentenced to 10 years in prison at Hove Crown Court on May 1st.
Detective Constable Chris Merryfield-Day said: “From enquiries, police identified the 2 girl victims, however, due to Sayle pleading guilty this meant they did not need to go through a trial.
“Sayle befriended the family and abused the trust he was given as a friend. He has been sent to prison for the awful ordeal he put these girls through and I hope now with appropriate support and that from their family, they can put this matter behind them and move on in a positive way with their lives.”