Ralph Clarke victim tells of relief at conviction

One victim of Ralph Clarke said the 101-year-old deserves to die behind bars and "rot in hell" for his crimes.As Clarke was spending his first hours in custody following his convictions,all three of his victims, now aged in their 40s and 50s, expressed relief thathe had finally been brought to justice.Speaking anonymously, the older of Clarke's two female victimssaid:

The younger of the female victims said:

Asked about the jail sentence facing her abuser, the younger victim, whothanked police and court staff for their "amazing"support, said she believedthat people like Clarke should never be released from prison.She also expressed frustration that some people claimed abuse victims sometimes became abusers themselves.

Meanwhile, the male victim told how he had felt shame and guilt despite knowing he had done nothing wrong.Explaining his reason for speaking to the media, the male complainant in the case added: "If it helps one other person come forward that's the main thing - not just in this, but in any case."