A Padiham man has been jailed for nine years after being found guilty of a string of sex offences.
Donald Plumb (60), of Victoria Road, Padiham, appeared before a judge at Preston Crown Court last week after being convicted of offences which the court heard dated back to a 10-year period from 1982 to 1992.
The charges related to girls aged from five to 15 years of age at the time of the offences.
Plumb originally faced 20 charges, 13 of indecent assault and seven of inciting a girl under the age of 14 to commit an act of gross indecency.
But at the Crown Court he was convicted of five charges of indecent assault against a girl and four of indecency with a child, before the judge jailed him for nine years and placed him on the Sex Offenders’ Register.