A MAN in his sixties has been sentenced to 26 years following his conviction for the rape and sexual assault of two young girls.
Eamonn Doyle, also known as Paul, was this week sentenced at Stafford Crown Court in England after being found guilty of the rape of the girls, who were under 13 when the offences took place.
Police working on the case welcomed the sentence, describing the 66-year-old’s crimes as ‘sickening’.
Abuse spanned 15 years
Doyle, of Coulthwaite Way, Rugeley committed the offences between 2002 and 2017 in the Staffordshire town.
He was found guilty of three counts of rape of a girl under 13, two counts of assaulting a girl under 13 by penetration and one count of assaulting a girl under 13 by touching.
Doyle was also found guilty of causing a child under 13 to watch or look at an image of sexual activity.
Detective Constables Martin Ottey and Cathryn Holland worked on the case.
“We welcome this lengthy sentence as these were sickening crimes,” said DC Ottey.
“However, it is the bravery of the girls in disclosing what happened to them that should be commended.
“We hope it encourages other victims and gives them the confidence to speak out.
“We wish to stress that help and support is available to victims of sexual offences and they are not alone.
“We continue to work closely with partner agencies who provide specialist support.”