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8 years jail for sex offender who assaulted young girl in Wisbech

The sexual assault came to light in 2021

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A man who sexually assaulted a young girl in Wisbech between 2016 and 2018 has been jailed for eight years. Arturas Opulskis, 41, was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court on February 9.

The sexual assault came to light in 2021 after the girl told a friend and then confided in a trusted adult.

Police were contacted and Opulskis was arrested.

He denied any sexual assault.

In September, Opulskis, of no fixed abode, was unanimously found guilty of assaulting a girl under 13 by penetration following a trial at Peterborough Crown Court.

On Friday (9 February) at the same court he was jailed for eight years.

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Arturas Opulskis, 41, has been jailed for sexual assault of a young girl in Wisbech

Arturas Opulskis, 41, has been jailed for sexual assault of a young girl in Wisbech

DC Jim Huddlestone, the officer in the case said: “Opulskis’ crime was perpetrated against a young child. I hope the conclusion of the court process will help her and her family as they rebuild their lives.

“From myself, and everyone in the Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit, we wish her and her family all the best for the future.

“We are determined to do all we can to protect children in Cambridgeshire from those who prey on them.”

Anyone who is concerned someone may have been convicted of a child sex offence, and could be posing a risk to someone, can apply for disclosure information through Sarah’s Law.

 

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