A Baxenden man has been jailed for sexually abusing two children. 

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