Mansfield paedophile sexually assaulted eight-year old over a four year period

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A MAN who sexually assaulted a girl over four years has been jailed for 14 years.

A jury at Nottingham Crown Court found Anthony Bradley King (37), of Longford Walk, Mansfield, guilty of two counts of rape against an eight-year-old child, two counts of gross indecency with a child, and two counts of sexual assault on a child.

It followed a nine-day trial, which ended on Tuesday, in which King denied any wrongdoing.

DC Phillip Musson, of the Sexual Exploitation Investigation Unit, said: “King was arrested in November last year, 11 years after the offences took place.

“The victim, who is now 18, has shown tremendous courage while giving evidence in court and having to face her abuser.

“She will continue to be supported by officers from the Sexual Exploitation Investigation Unit.

“I would encourage any victim to show the same bravery as this young woman and come forward to report abuse.

“This result goes some way to give this victim some comfort, knowing that he is going to be in prison serving a significant sentence.”