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Man handed 10-year jail term for sexually abusing two children

Svenn Norendal

A MAN has been handed a 10-year jail term for the historical sexual abuse of two children.

Svenn Richard Norendal, aged 66, had denied a string of charges which alleged that he committed offences against the youngsters.

After hearing evidence during a trial at Carlisle Crown Court, a jury earlier today (MON) found Norendal guilty – on majority verdicts – of six indecent assault charges; along with one of sexual activity with a child; and one of indecency with a child.

Norendal was sentenced this afternoon when prosecutor Tim Evans summarised an impact statement provided by one victim. They, said Mr Evans, had “talked about the considerable emotional effects over a period of years from the abuse”.

For the offending, Judge Andrew Jefferies QC gave Norendal a 10-year prison term, and attached a two-year extended licence period.

Norendal, of Hayton, near Aspatria, must now sign the sex offenders’ register indefinitely, and will be barred from working with children and vulnerable adults.

Sergeant Nick Oliver, the investigating officer, said: “Norendal completely denied the offences he was found guilty of from the outset. He put his victims through vile abuse.

“Hopefully the sentence will go some way to giving the victims the justice they deserve.”

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