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Gorton man sentenced for historic sexual abuse.
Tuesday 16th June 2015 @ 13:24 by Anna Fletcher
Gorton & Openshaw News

Aubrey Shaw

A man from Gorton has been jailed for historical sexual abuse.

Between June 2001 and June 2010 82-year-old Aubrey Shaw repeatedly assaulted a young girl from the age of 4 when she was in his care.

The victim came forward last year to report the offences to police.

Shaw has been jailed for six years and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.

Detective Constable Kate Burrows said: “Aubrey Shaw was a predator who took advantage of the trust placed in him to look after his young victim. He completely betrayed that trust and spent years abusing this girl.

“I would like to pay tribute to the victim for the courage that she has shown coming forward and I hope this sentence shows that we are prepared to investigate sexual assaults, no matter how much time has passed.”