Worthing man jailed for abusing girls

George Sayle has been jailed  for ten years for abusing two girls
George Sayle has been jailed for ten years for abusing two girls

A man has been sent to prison for ten years for abusing two girls.

George Sayle, 72, of Montrose Close, Goring, pleaded guilty in March to engaging in a penetrative sexual act with a girl under 14, making an indecent image, attempting to engage a child under 13 in sexual activity and possessing indecent images of children.

Sayle groomed two girls under 16, until he was in a position to carry out sexual acts, engaging their trust in him.

He pleaded guilty to four charges and was sentenced to ten years in prison at Hove Crown Court on May 1.

Detective Constable Chris Merryfield-Day said: “From enquiries, police identified the two girl victims, however, due to Sayle pleading guilty this meant they did not need to go through a trial.

“He has been sent to prison for the awful ordeal he put these girls through and I hope now with appropriate support and that from their family, they can put this matter behind them and move on in a positive way with their lives.”