Man jailed for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl

A Meriden ‘simpleton’ has been jailed for more than eight years for sexually assaulting a girl from the age of just 7 for years.

Serial abuser Graeme Goodsir was jailed for eight years and three months after the girl (now an adult) came forward to report the abuse.

Graeme Goodsir

Graeme Goodsir was jailed for eight years and three months

Last Friday (10 January), he was jailed for eight years and three months after the girl (now an adult) bravely relived her trauma, helping us bring him to justice.

This came to light when she courageously came forward to report the historical crimes to us last year.

She spoke to our specialist officers from our Public Protection Unit who offered support and launched an investigation.

Goodsir, 61, from Alspath Road, Meriden, Solihull, pleaded guilty to 15 historical sexual offences, and in addition to his jail term, he will be placed on the sex offenders register for life and is subject to a sexual harm prevention order for 15 years.

DC Karen Jones, from our Public Protection Unit, said:

“It took a great deal of courage for the woman to speak out and I commend her bravery. We supported her throughout the investigation and with her cooperation have been able to bring a dangerous sexual predator to justice.

“We don’t underestimate the trauma this would have caused as we fully understand how difficult it can be for people to come forward and report what happened to us. We will always support anyone who needs our help.”

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