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Man jailed over 'sickening reign' of abuse in 80s and 90s

He was jailed for 13 years. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

A 63-year old has been jailed after admitting historic sexual abuse against a young girl in the 80s and 90s.

Thomas Kennedy of Churchfield Road, Houghton Regis in Bedfordshire pleaded guilty to seven counts of non-recent indecent abuse and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Kennedy tormented his young victim with a sickening reign of sexual abuse against her over a period of years, and I believe the length of the sentence handed out reflects the severity of his actions.

This case is yet another example of how committed our force is to tackling child sexual abuse and bringing perpetrators to justice, and I'd like to thank all officers involved in the case.

No matter how long ago the abuse took place, we will always follow every line of enquiry to prosecute offenders, while providing full support to victims.

– Detective Constable Martin Hart, Bedfordshire Police.