A MAN has been jailed for 25 years after being found guilty of a string of sex offences.

Dean Randall, 41, was found guilty of four counts of rape, three counts of buggery, four counts of indecency with a child, and 15 counts of indecent assault, with all offences taking place between 1993 and 2004 in the New Forest.

Southampton Crown Court heard that Randall inflicted a tirade of abuse against his younger victims, who were two boys and one girl.

The victims came forward to police in 2017 to get justice for what had happened.

Randall, of Prince of Wales Road, Bournemouth, denied the charges but was found guilty today.

Detective Sergeant Russ Smith from the Western Investigation Team said: “Randall perpetrated repeatedly evil crimes against his victims and now adults, they have broken the silence.

"The verdict and sentence is testament to their courage and bravery in coming forward.

“I sincerely hope this begins to bring some closure to those he affected, and that it helps others who have suffered similar abuse to find the confidence to come forward and speak to the police knowing their voices will be heard.”

Anyone who is a victim of abuse can contact police on 101 and speak to specialist detectives in confidence.

An NSPCC spokesperson said: “Randall’s horrific abuse has been brought to light thanks to the bravery of his victims in coming forward. 

“Child sexual abuse can cause trauma and pain that lasts a lifetime, and we hope the survivors in this case are getting all the support they need.

“This case highlights that anyone who has been abused can speak out and be listened to, no matter how many years have passed.

“Children can contact Childline 24/7 on 0800 1111 or at www.Childline.org.uk.

Adults who want to report abuse or who are concerned for a child’s wellbeing can contact police or the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 8005000.”