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15 Years For Bradford Man Who Abused Girls

Maurice Rhodes

Maurice Rhodes was found guilty last month of indecently assaulting his victims between 1984 and 2003.

A Bradford man, who sexually abused three girls over a period of almost 20 years, has been jailed. 

Maurice Rhodes, 61 and from Greengates, was sentenced to a total of 15 years at Bradford Crown Court on Friday. He was found guilty last month of indecently assaulting his victims between 1984 and 2003.

Rhodes was also found guilty of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence after he held a gun to the head of another girl, who was just 13 at the time.

Detective Constable Polly Jackson, of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit, said: “Rhodes not only sexually abused his victims over many years, he was also prepared to threaten them with violence to ensure he got what he wanted.

“We would like to praise their bravery in coming forward and hope today’s outcome will give them some closure.

“We also hope it will encourage other victims of sexual abuse to speak with our specially trained officers, who will investigate all reports with partners to identify perpetrators and bring them before the courts.”

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