January 2023

Prolific paedophile showed no remorse for abusing two girls

A prolific offending paedophile who abused two young girls – one just six-years-old when it began – has been jailed for nine years.

Rodney Savage, 69, pleaded guilty to six sample offences, representing what a Carlisle Crown Court judge said was persistent abuse.

Some of it happened when Savage, a former soldier who also worked as a police officer, lived in Carlisle.

He tried to deny his crimes when confronted and showed no concern whatsoever for his victims, say police.

Recently living in Cyprus, Savage agreed to return to the UK when police began their investigation, after the abuse came to light in 2019.

He was charged after his victims contacted each other as adults and realised the extent of the abuse.  

After Savage was jailed, and put on the Sex Offender Register for life

The defendant will be released on licence after he has served two thirds of his nine year sentence.