Four years in jail for Urmston sex abuse pensioner… with victims as young as seven

An Urmston pensioner has been jailed for four years for a string of historic sex crimes against young girls – one who was just seven.

Edward Calderbank, of Jack Lane, pleaded guilty to the 13 charges of indecent assaults and four counts of indecency with a child.

At Minshull Street Crown Court today the 65-year-old was handed down the four year sentence and made to sign the sex offender register for life.

Detective Constable Nicola Graham said: “The victims have been carrying the abuse they suffered around with them for decades but I hope that now he has been exposed as a child sex offender and brought to justice for his heinous crimes that weight has been lifted.

“Calderbank indecently and repeatedly abused three young, innocent children, robbing them of their childhood and innocence.”

The charges relate to incidents in the 1970s and early 1980s during which Calderbank indecently assaulted three young girls.

One was abused over a number of years from the age of around 11, with the perpetrator assaulting the child and performing sex acts in front of her.

Another was assaulted at a similar age, while the last was abused by Calderbank from the age of around seven.

Detective Constable Graham added: “Thanks to their courage in speaking out, justice has been served and I want to stress that GMP has specially trained officers on hand to investigate historic offences like this regardless of how much time has passed.” 

Anyone with information regarding sex abuse is advised to contact Greater Manchester Police on 101.

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