YEOVIL NEWS: Jailed for indecently assaulting children

YEOVIL NEWS: Jailed for indecently assaulting children

A 55-year-old man has been jailed for six years after being convicted of indecently assaulting children.

David Byrne, of The Hill in Langport but formerly from the West Hendford area of Yeovil, was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court on Thursday (July 26, 2018) after being convicted of four counts of indecent assault on males under the age of 16.

The offences relate to three victims and the offending occurred in the Yeovil area between the late 1970s and the late 1990s.

In addition to the prison sentence, he will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely and was given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order with specified conditions.

Investigating officer DC Vicki Edwards said: “David Byrne is a predatory and dangerous offender and we believe there may be more victims who have yet to come forward.

“We’d like to reassure any further victims that we will take your report seriously and investigate any offences with the utmost care and sensitivity. If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, please speak to someone.”

If you want to speak to a member of the investigation team, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5217263027.

PHOTO – TOP: David Byrne.