A UK-based Zimbabwean man who has sexually abused a number of children for years has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Simba Masvaure (44), abused children for 12 years in Northampton, United Kingdom. In a Facebook post Northampton police said:
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A man who sexually abused a number of children in Northampton over a period of 12 years has been jailed for his crimes.
Simba Masvaure, aged 44, was convicted of 11 sexual offences on June 11 following a trial at Northampton Crown Court, where on Friday, August 13, he was sentenced to 15 years in custody, plus a two-year extended license on release, for sexual assault by penetration, attempted rape and sexual activity with a child.
The judge also made Masvaure, of Kingsfold, Bradville, Milton Keynes, subject to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order designed to prevent further offending, and a restraining order to prevent him from contacting his victims.
Detective Constable Kirstie Brooks, of Northampton-shire Police’s Child Protection Team, who led the investigation, said it was pleasing to see Masvaure behind bars where he belongs. Said Brooks:
His offending was nothing short of evil as he abused and manipulated his victims for years, causing them to live in fear and stealing the innocence of childhood from them forever.
Even when confronted with the evidence of his crimes, he refused to admit what he had done and instead put his victims through the further agony of a 10-day trial, but happily, the jury saw through his repeated lies and rightly convicted him.
Throughout this incredibly difficult investigation and court case, his victims have shown fortitude and strength beyond their years.
Their bravery and courage in speaking out and giving evidence is boundless and I hope this sentence provides them with some closure and a sense of justice.