A man who sexually abused two girls has been brought to justice more than 30 years later.

Glen Johnson, of Waltham Close, Peterborough, abused the girls in the 1990s. He also ill-treated four children during the same timeframe.

The 50-year-old was arrested for the offences in 2020 and, in police interview, admitted the abuse but claimed he didn’t know why he had done it.  However, he answered “no comment” when asked about the cruelty to children.

Johnson later pleaded guilty to four counts of child cruelty and three counts of indecent assault on a child and was jailed for four years and two months at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday December 14.

He was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life, given restraining orders against his victims indefinitely and also handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for life.

Det Sgt Rebecca Welberry, from the force’s Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU), said: “Johnson’s abuse and child cruelty was hugely traumatic for all his victims and the impact of his actions on their lives, even now, cannot be underestimated.

“My thoughts are with them now he has been brought to justice, and I would also like to commend their courage in coming forward. It is my sincere hope that this court result provides some closure for them.

“It is never too late to report sexual abuse. We will take reports seriously and conduct a thorough, criminal investigation.”

For more information on sexual offences, including historical sexual abuse, visit the force’s dedicated web pages.

People who are concerned someone may have been convicted of a sex offence, and could be posing a risk to someone, can apply for disclosure information through Sarah’s Law.

Anyone who looks out for the welfare of a child can make an enquiry. This can include parents, carers, guardians, extended family, friends and neighbours.