Bradford man jailed for series of sex assaults on two girls

Barry Willoughby Barry Willoughby was extradited from Mississippi, USA

A man who was extradited from the US has been jailed for more than seven years for sex attacks on two girls in the 1980s.

Barry Willoughby, 46, was tracked down on social media by one of his victims, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Willoughby of Pemberton Drive, Bradford was convicted of indecent assault and gross indecency with a child.

One victim was aged eight at the time. He was arrested in Mississippi last year where he was working in a casino.

Police said following Willoughby's extradition, another woman came forward to claim she was also assaulted by him as a child.

'Sensitively investigate'

Det Insp Vanessa Smith, of West Yorkshire Police, said she hoped the jailing of Willoughby would bring his victims "some closure".

"We also hope that this case demonstrates that our officers will do all they can to locate those wanted for sexual offences, regardless of where they might be living now," she said.

"Victims of sexual offences, no matter how historic, can be assured that West Yorkshire Police will continue to thoroughly and sensitively investigate all reports with the aim of bringing offenders to justice."

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