A ‘dan­ger to chil­dren’ jailed

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - 24 Hours - By WIL­LIAM SMITH

A CITY man has been jailed for seven years and branded a “dan­ger to chil­dren” af­ter com­mit­ting sex­ual of­fences against a brother and sis­ter.

Ge­orge Cardno (28), of no fixed ad­dress, was found guilty of a string of of­fences against the young­sters at Peter­bor­ough Crown Court on May 26.

He was jailed yes­ter­day at Peter­bor­ough Crown Court and was told by the judge that he would be placed on the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter for life.

The court heard that the boy, now 17, was aged just 11 when Cardno com­mit­ted of­fences against him be­tween Fe­bru­ary and Novem­ber 2004.

In re­la­tion to this vic­tim, Cardno was found guilty of at­tempted rape of a boy aged un­der 13, sex­ual as­sault and caus­ing or in­cit­ing and boy un­der 13 to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

The court was told the of­fences against the girl took place be­tween late 2004, when she was aged seven, and early 2007. She is now aged 13.

In re­la­tion to the girl, Cardno was found guilty of sex­ual as­sault and caus­ing or in­cit­ing a girl un­der 13 to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

The court heard the vic­tims came to know Cardno through a rel­a­tive and all the of­fences hap­pened in Peter­bor­ough.

Al­though they took place sev­eral years ago, Cardno was only ar­rested by po­lice in Septem­ber last year, af­ter the boy told his mother what had been hap­pen­ing.

Yes­ter­day, Cardno was sen­tenced to seven years in prison on the at­tempted rape charge. He was given five years in jail, to run con­cur­rently, for the sex­ual as­sault of the 13-year-old girl.

Shorter sen­tences for the other of­fences were also given and they will run con­cur­rently with the rape sen­tence.

As well as re­ceiv­ing the jail terms, Cardno was told he was not al­lowed to have un­su­per­vised con­tact with chil­dren aged un­der 16 for the rest of his life.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Dave Con­nelly, of Cam­bridgeshire po­lice, in­ves­ti­gated the case.

He said the of­fences had a dev­as­tat­ing im­pact on Cardno’s young vic­tims and their relatives.

He added: “These of­fences left the vic­tims and their fam­ily shocked and trau­ma­tised but Cardno re­fused to ad­mit what he had done.”

DC Con­nelly added that he was pleased with the sen­tence and branded Cardno a dan­ger to young­sters.

He said: “Cardno is a dan­ger to chil­dren and that is re­flected in the sen­tence handed down to­day.”

JAILED: Ge­orge Cardno was given seven years in prison.

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