Victims’ courage praised
Investigating officer DC Jenny Brightman said: “Teague callously told his victims they wouldn’t be believed and that they would be in trouble if they told anyone what had happened.”
“Throughout this investigation he denied any wrongdoing, claiming the children had made up the allegations, even though their stories were consistent.
“They will undoubtedly carry the emotional scars of his abuse for the rest of their lives, yet they showed tremendous courage in giving evidence against him.
“Kent Police takes all allegations of sexual abuse extremely seriously, no matter how long ago they took place. We have teams of specialist officers who ensure that offenders do not evade justice.
“I hope other victims will have the confidence to come forward, safe in the knowledge that they will be treated with the utmost care and understanding.
“I also hope that this substantial sentence shows just how seriously the courts take sexual offences against children.”