Roger Hunter jailed for sexually abusing two girls

A 68-year-old man from Cornwall has been jailed for 12 years for sexually abusing two girls.

Roger Hunter, from Warfelton Gardens, Saltash pleaded guilty to 15 charges committed between 1984 and 2011.

Judge John Neligan imposed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and told Hunter he must sign the sex offenders register for the rest of his life.

Truro Crown Court heard that Hunter was "very remorseful".

Judge Neligan said the abuse came to light when one of the girls behaved in an uncharacteristic way, by stealing at school, running away from home and being found emotionally distraught by a police officer.

The court heard Hunter was suffering from depression and had lost his good character, family and friends.

Judge Neligan gave Hunter, who is a retired boiler maintenance engineer, credit for his guilty pleas which had saved his victims from having to give evidence.

He also accepted that he was in poor health and had lost the respect of those who knew him.

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