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Paedophile jailed for 33 years - Darren Jeffries committed more than 80 offences

Darren Jeffries has been jailed for a minimum of 22 years Credit: Surrey Police

A prolific predatory paedophile has today been sentenced to 33 years imprisonment following two trials at Guildford Crown Court. He must serve at least 22 years before becoming eligible for parole.

Darren Jeffries, a delivery driver of Roonagh Court, Sittingbourne, Kent, was found guilty last month of multiple serious sexual offences and abduction against two girls under 17.

Those offences were committed in Kent.

The 48 year old was also found guilty of multiple offences of rape and gross indecency against a girl between the ages of five and 17 at a previous trial heard at the same court in October 2013.

In total, Jeffries committed more than 80 offences against nine victims aged between two and 17 across several counties over 13 years.

The extent of his offending emerged after Surrey Police was alerted in February 2013 to his meeting and grooming a 14 year old girl in Surrey Heath.

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Paedophile found guilty of more than 80 offences being sentenced at court

A prolific paedophile from Kent who targeted victims across several counties is being sentenced for his crimes. Darren Jeffries, of Roonagh Court in Sittingbourne was found guilty last month of multiple serious sexual offences and abduction against two girls under 17.

He is being sentenced at Guildford Crown Court in Surrey.