Paedophile jailed for 16 years for historic sex offences
Paul Dwyer, 52, jailed after investigation by West Midlands Police
A paedophile has been jailed for 16 years after abusing three children more than 20 years ago.
Paul Dwyer, 52 and from Smethwick , was brought to justice after his victims found the courage to report him to West Midlands Police
He was found guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court of three charges of rape and two counts of sexual assault, committed between 1990 and 1999.
The attacks had taken place in Smethwick and Erdington. The victims were aged between five and 12 at the time.
Detective Constable Gemma Denwette, from the Historic Sexual Offences Team, said the case should send a message out to other victims of historic abuse.
She said: “The victims in this case – two girls and a boy – were affected for many years by what had happened. They all had to undergo counselling and it had a major impact on their personal relationships.
“It took a great deal of bravery to come forward but they decided they had to in order to prevent other children becoming victims of Dwyer.
“Allegations of this nature will always be taken seriously by our officers no matter how many years have passed and I hope the lengthy sentence that has been handed out proves that it is never too late to tell your story and take a dangerous offender off the streets.”
Dwyer was sentenced to 16 years for the three rapes, as well as a further year on licence. He will serve nine years concurrently for the indecent assaults. He has also been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.