A BURNTWOOD man who sexually abused a young girl has been jailed for 32 months.
Ex-serviceman William Turner started indecently touching the girl when she was only seven years old and continued the abuse for a number of years.
Miss Laura Hobson, prosecuting, said that on one occasion Turner gave her a bottle of wine to drink and she was sick.
The victim did tell her parents about the abuse when she was in her teens, although nothing came of it, but it was not until December last year that, as an adult woman, she went to the police.
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