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Sheffield man jailed for abusing schoolgirls

Jeffrey Wragg Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Jeffrey Wragg was found guilty of 19 offences following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court

A man has been jailed for 11 years after being convicted of raping and sexually abusing three girls aged between nine and 12.

Jeffrey Wragg, 69, plied the schoolgirls with sweets, cigarettes and alcohol before assaulting them.

He was found guilty by a jury of 19 offences, including one charge of rape, which took place between 2003 and 2007.

Wragg, of Dagnam Place, Sheffield, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday following a trial.

Det Con Andrew Charleston said: "The conviction and subsequent sentencing of Wragg shows that time is no barrier to justice.

"These three women have acted with courage and bravery in coming forward and reporting the abuse they suffered a number of years ago.

"I hope that with Wragg now behind bars this will mark the end of a long road to justice and that today's sentencing will offer these women some sense of closure and allow them to positively move on with their lives."

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