An “evil” child rapist has been jailed after being found guilty of 15 sexual offences against children.
Michael Roles, of Bridlington, will serve an 18-year sentence for the rape of a girl under the age of 13, the attempted rape of a girl under the age of 13, indecent assault and twelve other similar offences against children.
Roles, 64, was sentenced on Friday at Lincoln Crown Court.
The officer who led the investigation into Roles’ crimes paid tribute to his victims, whose evidence helped to bring him to justice.
Detective Constable Trisha Wells, of Lincolnshire Police, said: “They will never forget the horror of what has happened, but I hope the conclusion of this case today and the jailing of this evil man will bring them a degree of closure and that they can start to rebuild their lives.”