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Paedophile jailed for almost 20 years

A paedophile has been jailed for almost 20 years after sexually abusing three children over a nine-year period.  

Paul Linsdell, 64, abused the first victim between 1996 and 2002, the second between 2002 and 2004 and the third between June and September 2005.

Linsdell’s offences came to light after one victim came forward in 2019. 

On Friday (2 June), at Cambridge Crown Court, Linsdell, of Barton Road, Comberton, South Cambridgeshire, was jailed for 18 years, having been found guilty of five counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault.

He was found not guilty of two further counts of indecent assault and two counts of indecency with a child.

Linsdell must also serve a further two years on licence and was handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order. 

Detective Sergeant Mark Williamson said: “Linsdell callously attacked his victims for almost a decade and I am delighted he has finally faced justice for his disgusting crimes.

“I would like to thank the victims for coming forward. Their bravery helped us put the evidence together to secure a conviction. 

“Protecting children is a force priority and we will do everything in our power to bring those who abuse children to justice.”


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