Man jailed for nine years for non-recent child abuse offences in York
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Specialist detectives have secured justice for a “courageous” victim who was sexually abused by a man in York more than 30 years ago.
Carlysle Noel (pictured below), aged 68, from Beverley Road, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment at York Crown Court on Tuesday (14 December 2021).
Last month, Noel was found guilty of three counts of indecent assault which occurred during 1990 when the victim was aged nine.
He was found not guilty regarding another related charge of indecent assault at the trial.
As well as the prison sentence, Noel was also handed a one-year prison release licence and has been made subject to a stringent Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 16 years.
He will remain on the Sex Offenders Register for the rest of his life.
The victim, who is now aged in her early 40s, made a report to North Yorkshire Police in May 2020 about the sexual abuse Noel had subjected her to when she was a child.
The force’s Non-Recent Abuse Investigation Team began a detailed inquiry into the complaint which resulted in Noel being charged in January 2021 with four indecent assault offences that occurred at a house in the York area.
Following the sentencing, Detective Sergeant Alex Jackson said: “This victim has been truly courageous in coming forward to report these harrowing crimes which she has personally endured for three decades.
“More than that, Noel continuously denied all the offences throughout the investigation. He therefore put the victim through the additional trauma of the trial during which she has shown incredible strength to finally see justice being delivered for her.
“Nothing will ever recover the innocent childhood that this sickening man stole away from her all those ago, but I really hope that the outcome at court will help the healing process and be the start of a much happier future.”
DS Jackson also praised the "hard work and persistence" of Specialist Police Staff Investigator Dave Horne who had kept the investigation on track to a successful conclusion despite a number of difficulties.
Seeking further support, advice and ways of reporting child abuse
North Yorkshire Police
Call us on 101 if you have been a victim of abuse no matter when it occurred. You can also make a report online at www.northyorkshire.police.uk.
If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, always dial 999 for an emergency response.
Anyone concerned about a child can contact the NSPCC Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000. Adult victims of non-recent sexual abuse can also get in touch for support.
Victims who would prefer not to go direct to the police and are not in immediate danger, can contact Bridge House, North Yorkshire’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), on 0330 223 0362, email [email protected] or go towww.bridgehousesarc.org/