Brothers Jailed For Sex Attacks
Police have released the pictures of two brothers who were jailed for sex attacks on children in Leicestershire, in the hope more victims might come forward.
Mark Thomas of Seagrave Close in Coalville and Paul Thomas from Scarborough were given a total of 36-years in prison after offences against two children in Ibstock between 1999 and 2002.
Detective Constable Andy Spence of Leicestershire Constabulary's Child Abuse Investigation Unit, investigated the incidents, he said:
'This has been an extremely difficult time for the victims, both of which have shown unbelievable bravery and dignity throughout this investigation and trial and have had unconditional support from their foster parents.
'Today's result is a credit to them and to those who worked tirelessly on the case for four years.
'We have released the pictures of Thomas and Thomas in the hope of reaching out to any other victims of the pair that may be out there.
'Thomas and Thomas spent time living in various parts of the UK and although we hope that there are no other victims we have issued these photo's and details of their sentencing in the hope of encouraging others to come forward.'
Victims Speak Out
Following on from the sentencing, the two victims said:
'We would just like to say many, many thanks to our barrister Mary Prior, DC Andy Spence and the rest of the court officials who were so kind and considerate to both of us. We would like to thank our foster parents who have been very special in our lives with all the love and support they have given us through some difficult years.
'We are so pleased these people are locked away and justice has been done. It is also comforting to know that other children are safe from these two people. Now we don?t have to keep looking back over our shoulders and our past at those horrible memories and that feels great.'