14th May, 2021

Man jailed for 12 years after historic child sex offences

Rob George 17th Mar, 2021

A WORCESTER man has been jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of nine counts of historic child sex offences in the city.

Simon Clancy, 44, previously of Teme Road, was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court on Thursday (March 11). He was found guilty of nine sexual offences during a two week trial which finished in December.

Clancy was found guilty of seven counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14-years-old and two counts of gross indecency with a boy under the age of 14-years-old.

The offences on three boys all occurred in 1992. Clancy was originally interviewed in April 2019. He has also been registered as a sex offender.

Speaking following the sentence, Det Con Nerys Stevens said: “I am pleased the sentence reflects the severity of these crimes and hope this helps provide some closure to the victims of these horrific crimes.”

“The victims have all been extremely brave throughout the process in providing evidence during interviews and in court proceedings. Hopefully, this serves as a reminder and deterrent to offenders that we are absolutely committed to bringing those responsible of crimes to justice, even when it is some 10+ years later, like in this instance.”

Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence is encouraged to report the incident to police, where specially trained officers will help victims with care and sensitivity, and will work to get the right result for them with their wishes in mind.

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