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Burnley OAP paedophile preyed on five young girls

Lancashire Telegraph: Albert Clarke has been jailed for sexually abusing young girls Albert Clarke has been jailed for sexually abusing young girls

A PAEDOPHILE who preyed on five young girls in a decade of sex abuse, has been jailed for 14-and-a-half years by a judge who blasted his behaviour as ‘disgraceful’.

Albert Clarke, now a 67-year-old widower, subjected his victims to sex attacks between 2003 and 2013, but was only arrested in February last year, after one of the victims told her mother she had been touched by him.

Other victims then came forward and police inquiries revealed three children had been sexually assaulted by the defendant, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Two of the girls wrote about their secret ordeals in their diaries, as they were unable to tell any adults at the time, the hearing was told.

One of the children had not known what to do about her suffering at Clarke's hands.

Prosecutor Louise Kitchin told the court: “She said he never said anything while it happened, but it hurt her. She knew he was doing something wrong.”

Clarke, of Colne Road, Burnley, had earlier admitted five charges of sexual assault on a child under 13, six allegations of assault on a child under 13 by penetration and one count of indecency with a child. He was ordered to sign the sexual offenders register for life.

Miss Kitchin told the hearing the offences came to light in February last year. One of the victims had become withdrawn and was adamant she needed to speak to her mother.

Miss Kitchin said another victim had gone from a happy-go-lucky person to somebody with a number of problems.

The prosecutor said another victim told how the defendant had tried to 'snog her’ as well as performing indecent acts.

A further girl was video interviewed last June and told police she had been touched.

Miss Kitchin continued: “She found it, during the course of her interview, very difficult to speak. She dealt with the questions by writing answers in the officer’s book. She wrote that this defendant touched her in places she didn’t want to be touched.”

Joanna Rodikis, defending Clarke, said he had admitted culpability at a very early stage.

Miss Rodikis said: “But for this offending, he had lived a fairly unremarkable and normal life. He worked for over 40 years, he was married for over 30 years. But for these convictions, he would have had a fairly blameless existence.”

Sentencing, Judge Beverley Lunt told Clarke that to everyone who knew him, he had appeared to be a decent and respectable man. She added: “In fact, for 10 years you were a serial abuser of children.”

The judge said the only reason he had stopped was because one of the victims had told her mother and there was no reason to think he would not have continued to abuse the children.

Judge Lunt, who said the defendant had left a ‘trail of devastation’ by his behaviour, told him: “You denied any wrongdoing when you were arrested by the police, which was disgraceful.”

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1:03pm Thu 27 Mar 14

GracesDad says...

Very telling that there are a load of comments on the story of the Asian teacher who was found not guilty of sexual assault yet none on this story of a dirty white peadophile.....this website is awash with racists!!!
Very telling that there are a load of comments on the story of the Asian teacher who was found not guilty of sexual assault yet none on this story of a dirty white peadophile.....this website is awash with racists!!! GracesDad
  • Score: 12

3:42pm Thu 27 Mar 14

andy1 says...

A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?
A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings? andy1
  • Score: 3

4:42pm Thu 27 Mar 14

ikap22 says...

andy1 wrote:
A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?
Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase.
The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?[/p][/quote]Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase. The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well. ikap22
  • Score: 1

5:00pm Thu 27 Mar 14

GracesDad says...

ikap22 wrote:
andy1 wrote:
A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?
Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase.
The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.
ikap22, are you assuming that every white person is a Christian?
[quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?[/p][/quote]Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase. The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.[/p][/quote]ikap22, are you assuming that every white person is a Christian? GracesDad
  • Score: 3

6:35pm Thu 27 Mar 14

ikap22 says...

GracesDad wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
andy1 wrote:
A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?
Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase.
The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.
ikap22, are you assuming that every white person is a Christian?
No! Not all but not every brown face is a Muslim. Why bring the religion in regardless of the crimes committed. How come LT and some muppet's always mention this when it comes to Asian's.
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?[/p][/quote]Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase. The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.[/p][/quote]ikap22, are you assuming that every white person is a Christian?[/p][/quote]No! Not all but not every brown face is a Muslim. Why bring the religion in regardless of the crimes committed. How come LT and some muppet's always mention this when it comes to Asian's. ikap22
  • Score: 4

8:47pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

GracesDad wrote:
Very telling that there are a load of comments on the story of the Asian teacher who was found not guilty of sexual assault yet none on this story of a dirty white peadophile.....this website is awash with racists!!!
Not me GC, this man is scum, if it was me he would hang and I would do it with pleasure, the teacher is innocent by a jury of this country, end off.
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: Very telling that there are a load of comments on the story of the Asian teacher who was found not guilty of sexual assault yet none on this story of a dirty white peadophile.....this website is awash with racists!!![/p][/quote]Not me GC, this man is scum, if it was me he would hang and I would do it with pleasure, the teacher is innocent by a jury of this country, end off. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 4

4:00am Fri 28 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

ikap22 wrote:
andy1 wrote:
A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?
Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase.
The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.
Nob.
[quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?[/p][/quote]Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase. The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.[/p][/quote]Nob. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -2

12:04pm Fri 28 Mar 14

sen c b l says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
andy1 wrote:
A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?
Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase.
The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.
Nob.
'anker!
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?[/p][/quote]Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase. The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.[/p][/quote]Nob.[/p][/quote]'anker! sen c b l
  • Score: 1

1:38pm Fri 28 Mar 14

CeeBee85 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
andy1 wrote: A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?
Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase. The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.
Nob.
Why is he a nob? Because he makes a very valid point? As mentioned, the teacher in the other article, who was found not guilty, seems to have caused much more of a stir than this disgusting creature. How is that fair? The teacher's career has been ruined because some silly young girls decided to make up a story and people seem to be up in arms that he was found not guilty. Yet, this man IS guilty and hardly anyone seems to care?!

You, Steve Seagull, are the nob. You seem to just sit here all day trolling anything you come across. Perhaps you ought to get a life and girlfriend, or boyfriend. Whoever will have you.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?[/p][/quote]Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase. The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.[/p][/quote]Nob.[/p][/quote]Why is he a nob? Because he makes a very valid point? As mentioned, the teacher in the other article, who was found not guilty, seems to have caused much more of a stir than this disgusting creature. How is that fair? The teacher's career has been ruined because some silly young girls decided to make up a story and people seem to be up in arms that he was found not guilty. Yet, this man IS guilty and hardly anyone seems to care?! You, Steve Seagull, are the nob. You seem to just sit here all day trolling anything you come across. Perhaps you ought to get a life and girlfriend, or boyfriend. Whoever will have you. CeeBee85
  • Score: 1

5:13pm Fri 28 Mar 14

sen c b l says...

CeeBee85 wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
andy1 wrote: A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?
Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase. The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.
Nob.
Why is he a nob? Because he makes a very valid point? As mentioned, the teacher in the other article, who was found not guilty, seems to have caused much more of a stir than this disgusting creature. How is that fair? The teacher's career has been ruined because some silly young girls decided to make up a story and people seem to be up in arms that he was found not guilty. Yet, this man IS guilty and hardly anyone seems to care?!

You, Steve Seagull, are the nob. You seem to just sit here all day trolling anything you come across. Perhaps you ought to get a life and girlfriend, or boyfriend. Whoever will have you.
Girlfriend or boyfriend!!!???

He's a grandpa paedo. A fact.
[quote][p][bold]CeeBee85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: A paedo is a paedo regardless of race, color or religion. A lot of people go on about Muslim Paedos fine what about the ones in the churches and other institutes of different leanings?[/p][/quote]Double standards, if this sick paedophile was dark skin, all the racist worms would be commenting on this story. How come LT didn't mention his religion, normally with Asian's the first thing they print is the religious beliefs. Recently, the crimes committed by the Christian criminals have been on the increase. The church's should take responsibility and put a stop to this, may be the elders in the community can have a word as well.[/p][/quote]Nob.[/p][/quote]Why is he a nob? Because he makes a very valid point? As mentioned, the teacher in the other article, who was found not guilty, seems to have caused much more of a stir than this disgusting creature. How is that fair? The teacher's career has been ruined because some silly young girls decided to make up a story and people seem to be up in arms that he was found not guilty. Yet, this man IS guilty and hardly anyone seems to care?! You, Steve Seagull, are the nob. You seem to just sit here all day trolling anything you come across. Perhaps you ought to get a life and girlfriend, or boyfriend. Whoever will have you.[/p][/quote]Girlfriend or boyfriend!!!??? He's a grandpa paedo. A fact. sen c b l
  • Score: 1

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