101-year-old man sentenced to 13 years for historical child sex offences

Ralph Clarke, who is thought to be the oldest defendant in British history, was found guilty of committing historical child sex offences against three children.

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Watch: CPS pay tribute to bravery of Ralph Clarke victims

West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service has paid tribute to the bravery of the victims of convicted 101-year-old paedophile Ralph Clarke.

Speaking after the sentencing at Birmingham Crown Court, Claire Nicholls said the seriousness of his offences meant that prosecuting Clarke was in the public interest, despite his age.

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West Midlands Police: "We will prosecute no matter how old"

A police officers who prosecuted 101-year-old Ralph Clarke has said she hopes that this will encourage other people to come forward and reassure people that they will always investigate:

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