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Retired bus driver, 72, from Fenland jailed for historic indecency offences

Clark, of Noble Gardens, March, was given a 42-month sentence

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Retired school bus driver James Clark of March, Cambridgeshire, was jailed today for indecently assaulting a teenage girl in the 1980s. Clark, 72, assaulted the girl on multiple occasions on the bus in Cambridge between 1985 and 1987.

The offences came to light when concerns were raised about Clark’s behaviour in the 1980s and officers contacted the victim as part of the investigation.

Clark denied four counts of indecent assault of a girl under 16 but was found guilty on 16 January following a trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

Today (23 February) at the same court Clark, of Noble Gardens, March, was given a 42-month sentence.

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He was jailed for 21 months and will serve the remaining 21 months on licence in the community.

DC Alice Tasker said: “Clark targeted the victim in this case and abused her in the most shameful way.

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“What happened has had a devastating impact on her life. I’d like to commend her for her bravery throughout the investigation and court process.

“This case shows time is not a barrier when prosecuting sexual offences. I’d encourage anyone who has been abused to come forward and seek help.”

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For information and support concerning sexual offences, or to make a report, visit Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s website.

 

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