September 2019

Yate man, 63, jailed for 19 years after sexually abusing underage girl, 12

A Yate man has been jailed for 19 years after admitting to sexually abusing a child when she was as young as 12.

Paul Starr of Beaufort Road, pleaded guilty to 12 out of 16 charges at Bristol Crown Court last week.

The 63-year-old told police that he had been ‘touchy-feely’ with the girl but claimed that she had been flirting with him.

The list of charges include: Three sexual assaults of a child under 13, rape of a child under 13, two sexual assaults, assault by penetration, two rapes, two charges of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, causing a person to engage in sexual activity.

The Recorder of Bristol His Honour Judge Peter Blair QC jailed him for 19 years.

Starr was also made to register as a sex offender for life.

He is also not allowed to work with children or vulnerable adults.