June 2023

Child abuser jailed for sexual offences against teenager

A child abuser is beginning a four-year jail sentence for sexual offences committed against a teenage child in Bradford.

Andrew Carroll, 58, had denied two allegations of non-recent indecent assault, but a jury at Bradford Crown Court found him guilty on both charges following a trial.

Carroll, now of Northumberland Street, Salford, appeared before Recorder Christopher Rose and was jailed for his abuse of the teenager, who must not be identified for legal reasons.

In a victim impact statement summarised by prosecutor Camille Morland, the complainant described how the abuse had always been in their mind, but they were finally able to report the allegations because they felt more likely to be believed now.

Recorder Rose said the complainant had been particularly vulnerable and had concealed the abuse for many years before finding the courage to make a complaint.

“The victim impact statement speaks of the lifelong effect that your abuse has had,” said the judge.

Carroll will also have to register as a sex offender with the police for the rest of his life.