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Accrington man jailed for sexual assaults

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

An Accrington man has been jailed for sexually abusing two children. 

Eoin Kelly, now 29, was a juvenile himself when he committed the offences.

But justice caught up with Kelly when one of the victims disclosed in 2020 what had happened.

During the investigation, the second victim came forward with a complaint against Kelly.

Kelly, of Alliance Street, Accrington, was convicted in June of rape, three counts of sexual assault on a child and four counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The Judge sentenced Kelly to two years imprisonment. 

Det Sgt Craig Atkinson of Lancashire Police, said: “These were very serious offences committed by Eoin Kelly against two young victims. He was himself a youngster at the time.

“Reports of sexual offences are always taken extremely seriously by Lancashire Police, whether they are recent or non-recent.

“If offences are reported from a number of years ago, we will always investigate fully and attempt to bring offenders to justice.”