Pensioner jailed for historical child sex offences

A 73-year-old man has been sentenced for historical child sex offences.

David Morana, of West Derby, was charged with 25 offences of rape, indecent assault and indecent exposure, involving three female victims in the 1980s and 1990s.

Following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court he was found guilty of all offences.

He was sentenced yesterday (Monday) to a total of 23-and-a-half years in prison with a further two years on extended licence. 

Detective Constable Samantha Cox said, “David Morana is today behind bars serving a prison sentence for the crimes he committed.

“While no sentence will repair the damage that his abuse has caused, I hope that by seeing him sent to prison will give his victims some sort of closure and allow them to move on with their lives knowing he cannot harm anyone else.

“We are committed to protecting victims of sexual offences, and anyone who reports an incident to us will be safeguarded and supported throughout the investigation.

“Anyone that has been a victim of a sexual offence, is concerned for the safety of someone they know, or suspects someone to be engaging in this criminal activity, should come forward and speak to us. We have a team of dedicated staff who will expertly and compassionately deal with your reports and we will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.

“Time is no barrier to reporting offences and I would urge anyone who has been victim of a sexual offence at any time to come forward and we will do everything we can to help and support them.”

Anyone with information or wants to report a sexual offence is asked to call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers or you can pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you’ve been affected by sexual violence of any kind, support is available through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victim Care Merseyside service – Home: Victim Care Merseyside

In Liverpool, Sefton, and Wirral, support is provided by Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (RASA) Merseyside who are available on 0151 558 1801 and, in St Helens and Knowsley, by the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) Cheshire and Merseyside who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063.

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