July 2022

Nottinghamshire pensioner repeatedly abused young girls over several years

A pensioner has been jailed for a catalogue of historical sexual offences against two young girls.

Frederick Finch, 76, abused the girls on multiple occasions over several years when they were both still under 13.

The sexual predator repeatedly assaulted both his victims during separate incidents between 2004 and 2010. While the abuse then stopped, its impact never went away, with one of the girls revealing that it had “ruined her life.

After being exposed for his crimes in 2020, Finch initially denied doing anything wrong. He maintained these lies until the day of his trial on 31 January 2022 at Nottingham Crown Court.

It was then that he pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault against a child under 13 and two counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual acts.

Finch, of Newbery Close, Edwinstowe, appeared before the same court on Thursday, July 7 for sentencing.