Paedophile jailed for 14 years after vile abuse of girl

A paedophile who abused a girl for a number of years has been jailed for 14 years.

Predator William Fone, 71, was finally brought to justice this week after a nine-year period of abuse in the 1980s.

Shrewsbury Crown Court heard that the impact of Fone’s abuse led to the girl having trouble at school, self-harming and had made it difficult for her to build relationships as an adult.

Fone, of Mill Farm Drive, Stirchley, Telford, was found guilty of 13 counts of indecent assault and two of buggery.

After the jury found him guilty, he was allowed a short period of time with his family within the precincts of the court building before he was sentenced.

The court heard from Fone’s defence advocate that he “does not enjoy the best of health” and suffers from a number of conditions.

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