Sex abuser jailed for seven years at Londonderry Court

Londonderry magistrates court
Image caption The judge described Bradley as "foul and wicked"

A convicted sex offender who sexually abused three young girls over a 13 year period has been jailed for seven years at Londonderry Crown Court.

John Bradley, a retired builder, from Mettican Road in Garvagh was found guilty in October of 22 charges including one of attempted rape.

Bradley was also placed on the sex offenders register for life.

He has also been subjected to the terms of a sexual offenders prevention order for life.

The abuse started in 1981 when the victims were all at primary school,

Jailing him, Judge Piers Grant, said Bradley had carried out his "foul and wicked abuse for his own sexual gratification."

He said Bradley's three victims now suffered from depression, feelings of shame, and were concerned for their safety of their own children.

Judge Grant Bradley was a high risk offender who had yet to show any remorse for his actions.

Judge Grant added: "It is now time for others to recognise the wickedness of what you did and for them to move now to help the victims get over what you did to them."