A 101-year-old man jailed for sex crimes

A 101-year-old man, who last week became the oldest Briton to be convicted of a criminal offence, has been jailed for 13 years for a string of historical sex crimes. against two young sisters and their brother. Retired truck driver Ralph Clarke was found guilty of raping and abusing two sisters, aged between four and 13, in the 1970s and early 80s.

He earlier admitted indecently assaulting their brother and attempting to rape him when he was a schoolboy. Prosecutors said the severity of his offences meant that he should face action despite his age and frail condition. His victims finally contacted police in August last year having seen Facebook posts celebrating Clarke’s 100th birthday.

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