Merseyside Police has welcomed the sentencing of a 65-year-old year old man, who was found guilty of sexual offences.
Allan Pollitt, 65 years of Wellington Terrace, Tranmere was sentenced to 10 years and was ordered to sign the sex offenders register after being found guilty of indecent assault against a child and rape of a child – these charges relate to offences that took place between 1973 and 1974.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Earl said: “Today’s outcome shows that no matter how much time has passed, we will take all reports of sexual assault seriously and will do all we can to bring dangerous predators to justice.
“The victim in this case has showed immense bravery and courage in coming forward, as Pollitt’s crimes must have had a devastating and lasting effect on him.
“While today’s sentencing cannot undo the hurt that Pollitt caused, we hope it goes some way to giving his victim a sense of justice."
He added: “I’d like to take this opportunity to reassure and urge anyone who has suffered a sexual offence that if you can find the courage to come forward and speak to us, we will deal with you sensitively and make sure that reports are properly and thoroughly investigated.
“Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence can call officers on 101. You can also contact DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.”
*Support for victims is also available through the registered charity the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside, who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063 or Rape and Sexual Assault Merseyside (RASA) on 0151 558 1801.