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A Hyde man who sexually abused eight children over a period of 30 years has today been jailed.
56 year old George Hunt, of Alexander Avenue in Hyde, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two offences of rape, seven of indecent assault, two offences of indecency with a child and one offence of assault by penetration.
He was today sentenced to 14 years imprisonment. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
Over the course of around 30 years - between January 1979 and October 2010 - Hunt abused seven girls and one boy.
At the time of the offences the victims were aged between five and 17 and the abuse took place at various addresses in Haughton, Swinton and in a caravan.
Hunt was arrested in May 2011 after one of his victims, now an adult, called GMP.
Detective Constable Karen Evans, of the Salford Public Protection Division, said: “Hunt repeatedly abused the trust of innocent children over the course of 30 years.
“I must pay tribute to the bravery of the victims, many of whom have had to live with the burden of Hunt's crimes for years.
“It is a testament to their courage that they have come forward and we are now in a position where Hunt will be locked away for the foreseeable future.”