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Peterborough man jailed for ‘hugely traumatic’ sexual abuse 30 years ago

Johnson, now 50, was arrested for the offences in 2020

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A man who sexually abused two girls in the 1990s has been brought to justice more than 30 years later. Glen Johnson, of Waltham Close, Peterborough, abused the girls in the 1990s. He also ill-treated four children during the same timeframe.

Det Sgt Rebecca Welberry, from the Cambridgeshire force’s Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU), said: “Johnson’s abuse and child cruelty was hugely traumatic for all his victims and the impact of his actions on their lives, even now, cannot be underestimated.

Johnson, now 50, was arrested for the offences in 2020 and, in police interview, admitted the abuse but claimed he didn’t know why he had done it.

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Glen Johnson, of Waltham Close, Peterborough, abused the girls in the 1990s

Glen Johnson, of Waltham Close, Peterborough, abused the girls in the 1990s

However, he answered “no comment” when asked about the cruelty to children.

Johnson later pleaded guilty to four counts of child cruelty and three counts of indecent assault on a child and was jailed for four years and two months at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday (14 December).

He was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life, given restraining orders against his victims indefinitely and also handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for life.

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Det Sgt Welberry, said: “My thoughts are with the victims now he has been brought to justice, and I would also like to commend their courage in coming forward. It is my sincere hope that this court result provides some closure for them.

“It is never too late to report sexual abuse. We will take reports seriously and conduct a thorough, criminal investigation.”

For more information on sexual offences, including historical sexual abuse, visit the force’s dedicated web pages.

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

Anyone who looks out for the welfare of a child can make an enquiry. This can include parents, carers, guardians, extended family, friends, and neighbours.

 

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