A North Yorkshire man has been jailed for 10 years for “sickening” child sex abuse offences spanning three decades.
Glen Reece Miller, 55, from Hunmanby, near Scarborough, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court following a week-long trial.
His three victims were aged under 13 at the time of the offences. Two boys from the Wakefield area of West Yorkshire were subjected to abuse between 1981 and 1985. A boy from the Scarborough area became another victim in September 2014.
Miller denied all the offences, which included two counts of indecency with a child, the sexual assault of a child aged under 13 and four counts of indecent assault.
In sentencing him, the judge took into account previous offences against another five boys aged under 13 which occurred at Maidstone, Kent, in 1990 and at Walworth, south east London, in 1993.
He will now be subject to a lifelong sexual harm prevention order.
Det Con Sarah Walkey, of the Scarborough Serious Crime Team, said: “Miller’s abuse spans 35 years and the long prison sentence reflects his history of offending and the sheer gravity of his sickening crimes.
“I am satisfied that justice has been served for the victims in this case, and I have nothing but praise for their bravery in coming forward and providing the evidence needed to secure his conviction.”
DC Walkey added: “I hope the outcome of this case will give other victims of such abhorrent crimes the confidence to report it to the police and seek the professional support that is readily available. “It is never too late to report this type of crime.”
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BLOUNTVILLE — A Sullivan County grand jury has indicted a man for raping a child this past summer.
Allen Tolley, 26, of Chambers Hollow Road in Elizabethton, was arrested. He remained held in the Sullivan County jail on $75,000 bond.
Last month, the Sullivan County district attorney's office presented evidence in the case to a grand jury. According to presentments, Tolley sexually penetrated the victim, who is less than 13 years old, on two occasions in July.
The crimes were investigated by detectives at the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, with a Bluff City police officer also listed as a witness to the grand jury.
True bills were returned against Tolley for two counts of rape of a child, a Class A felony. Due to the victim's juvenile status, additional information was not available.
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A 54-year-old Loveland man has been charged with multiple counts of felony sexual assault on a child stemming from incidents as far back as 1999.
Terrence Paul Triffet posted a $20,000 bond after a hearing, when Triffet was advised of charges of sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse. He is also facing a charge of felony distribution of child exploitative material. Fort Collins police arrested Triffet at his Loveland home.
An arrest affidavit written by Fort Collins Police Services Detective Siobhan Seymour indicates as many as three victims of sexual abuse by Triffet, in addition to citing accusations from when Triffet was a minor.
One victim reported in late October this year that she was sexually assaulted as a child by Triffet in a Fort Collins home from 1999 through 2001.
Triffet gave the girl, 11 at the time, a back rub and rubbed himself on the her buttocks, and the abuse progressed to include oral sex, the affidavit said.
Triffet told the girl he was a security guard and warned the girl of predators and said he wanted to teach her to fight them off, the affidavit said. The training included groping the girl's breasts and telling her "that was what a predator would do," the affidavit said.
One victim told police Triffet had intercourse with her at his home in Longmont while she was 13. The affidavit does not disclose the year.
A person police interviewed said Triffet and his wife hosted Japanese exchange students at their Longmont home and was worried something may have happened to one of the students, as well, the affidavit said.
An apology reportedly written by Triffet via email in November 2013 was also given to police by a victim.
"I am so, so sorry. I searched my soul for an explanation, some form of why to explain it all, why this evil came to me, through me, was me. ... I was deeply in love with you," the apology email from Triffet reportedly said.
Police also analyzed a cell phone sent to Fort Collins detectives from "Flagstaff PD" that was collected from a victim who said the device held text messages from Triffet that contained his admissions to sexual abuse, the affidavit said. The affidavit does not state is the city was Flagstaff, Ariz.
"Paul apologized repeatedly throughout the text messages and also acknowledged providing ... images of underage girls," the affidavit said.
Police also spoke with a woman who said she exchanged text messages with Triffet about items she had sent to his home. The woman told detectives she sent Triffet a package of gifts he had given her over the years, including a silver cuff bracelet and a silver stone that said "Always" on it that Triffet reportedly said was to "always remember their special bond and summer together," the affidavit said.
A photograph of a can of pepper spray the woman said Triffet gave her to protect herself from predators and a sample of cologne that Triffet told the woman to use to think of him were also in the package she sent Triffet, the affidavit said.
In another part of the affidavit, a victim recalled Triffet unbuttoning her shirt when she was 11 and taking photographs in his Fort Collins home. He told the girl he would hide the photos from his wife, the affidavit said.
In another police interview, a male said that he was 13 when he looked at pornographic images of adults in Triffet's Fort Collins home one summer, and that Triffet asked if he wanted to look at people his own age, and later provided the boy with a floppy disk holding pictures of naked girls, the affidavit said.
Triffet is scheduled to appear in 8th District Judge Caroll Michelle Brinegar's courtroom in the case. He has no prior criminal history in Colorado outside of traffic infractions, online Colorado court records indicate.
Police urge anyone who has been victimized or who may have information to contact Detective Siobhan Seymour at 970-416-2195 or firstname.lastname@example.org. People may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers can also be reached online at www.stopcriminals.org.
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