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Ex-officer jailed over sex abuse

A retired police officer has been jailed for four years after being convicted of a "systematic" campaign of sex abuse against two young girls.

Colin Sandon was found guilty of five counts of indecent assault and three counts of gross indecency last month.

He abused the girls over a number of years beginning when one of them was six years old, the Old Bailey heard.

Sandon, 64, of Netley, Hampshire, spent 20 years as a police constable, later becoming a civilian police worker.

'Devastating impact'

Judge Paul Focke told him on Monday: "You betrayed your position of trust and systematically abused them when the opportunity to do so arose.

"You completely disregarded the psychological scarring which each would or might sustain as a result."

Describing the impact on one of the girls, the judge said: "It is clear that this has had a devastating impact on her."

Sandon was also banned him from working with children and put on the sexual offenders register.

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