Febuary 2012

Man jailed for 10 years for sexual offences

A 55-year-old Jerseyman has been sent to prison for a decade for a string of sexual offences on young girls.

David Carrel was found guilty of two counts of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old, and a further offence of attempting to sexually assault the same girl when she was 16.

He was also found guilty of attempting to sexually assault another girl, who was aged 12.

Det Steve Langford said: “The sentencing of David Carrel to ten years imprisonment at The Royal Court today represents the successful conclusion of a complex historic sexual abuse inquiry conducted by the States of Jersey Police.

“We commend the courage of all the victims in this case for coming forward and having the confidence in reporting these matters to the police; and would hope this helps bring closure for each of them.

“The States of Jersey Police will remain committed to investigating any allegations of abuse and will continue to offer full support to anyone who reports this type of offending to us.

The force work closely with all other agencies and have highly skilled officers who remain committed to bringing offenders to justice.”