April 2022

Paedophile brothers, one a dad-of-seven, jailed for targeting kids over two decades

Two paedophile brothers who committed a catalogue of sexual assaults and rapes against children over a period of more than two decades have been sentenced to over 33 years in prison.

Andrew Clark, 38, and younger brother Jason, 35,  targeted minors over a 25 year period, with the offending starting in the late 1990s.

Nottingham Crown Court heard the pair were only kids themselves when they preyed on six vulnerable children, while eldest brother Andrew carried on the offences into adulthood.

The court heard the victims were left in fear of the brothers, while Andrew’s expertise in karate and position as “a popular young man” among adults left the victims vulnerable.

The brothers both denied ever assaulting any children but were found guilty on Tuesday.

They were also convicted of jointly raping a child under 16 on two occasions.

Andrew of Denewood Crescent in Nottingham was found guilty of three counts of rape of a child under 16, rape of a child, and indecent assault of a child in September last year.

He was also convicted of attempted rape, sexual assault of a child under 13, sexual assault of a child, three counts of indecent assault of a child under 14, and indecent assault of a male on five different occasions.

Jason – a dad of seven – of Tenbury Crescent, Nottingham was convicted on four counts of indecent assault of a child under 14 and two counts of rape on a child under 16.

He was given received a 10-year prison sentence while his brother was jailed for 23-and-a-half-years.

Both have been listed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.