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Cambridge identical twins jailed for 1980s sex abuse

Identical twins from Cambridge who sexually abused a boy more than 20 years ago have been jailed.

John and Martyn Conway, 50, both Mormons, abused the child in the 1980s, Cambridge Crown Court was told.

John received six years and Martyn three. John was convicted of indecent assault at a trial earlier this year while Martyn admitted abuse charges.

Earlier conviction

John Conway had entered not guilty pleas, arguing he was a victim of mistaken identity.

Jurors heard that the victim, now in his 30s, had complained of being abused over a seven-year period.

In 2008 Martyn was given a seven-year jail term after being convicted of raping and molesting another boy in the 1980s.

He was found guilty of sex assaults following a trial in Cambridge and had denied any offence.

Judge Anthony Bate said the three-year term imposed would be added to the seven-year sentence given to Martyn Conway in 2008.

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