A pervert who carried out a catalogue of sex abuse over many years has been jailed.
And it is likely that Nigel Spencer Asquith, of Huddersfield, will die in jail, having been handed a 20-year sentence.
He was jailed at Leeds Crown Court after a trial in which he had denied numerous offences dating back many years.
Asquith, of Rutland Road, Longwood, was brought before a court last April, having been arrested by detectives in Huddersfield.
He faced 23 charges, including five of rape.
The 67-year-old was also accused of five attempted rapes and also 12 charges of indecent assault. The alleged offences are historic and involved two young girls.
Det Con Rachel Cooper, of Kirklees Safeguarding Team, said; “I would like to praise the victims in this case for their immense courage and bravery in coming forward and giving their evidence.
“Asquith’s controlling and cruel behaviour over a sustained period of time has undoubtedly had a devastating effect on the victims and I hope that the verdict helps to bring them some closure.
“The passage of time is no barrier to the police thoroughly investigating allegations of sexual abuse, we would always encourage victims to come forward and reassure them that they will be taken seriously and treated with the utmost sensitivity, and that we will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.”