A retired police officer is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars after committing a string of sickening sex crimes.
Vile Bryan Davis, 87, was yesterday jailed for 11 years after being found guilty of 20 historical offences including rape and indecent assault over a 45-year period.
The octogenarian, who retired as an Avon and Somerset police officer in 1976, had denied indecently assaulting two girls under the age of 14.
He also denied seven indecent assaults, six rapes and five further charges which took place between 1954 and 1998.
But the jury unanimously found him guilty of 19 charges and guilty of a remaining indecent assault.
Judge Darwall-Smith yesterday jailed Davis for 11 years at the sentencing at Bristol Crown Court.
Avon and Somerset Police welcomed the sex fiend’s sentence and praised his victims for coming forward.
Superintendent Sarah Crew said: “Bryan Davis believed he had got away with these crimes, which have left his victims with scars for a number of years.
”Having committed the offences over a period of 40 years, his victims had the courage to come forward and speak to specialist detectives who placed him before the courts.
”The sentence passed today is welcomed and I hope that it brings some comfort to his victims.”
A Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson added: “The successful prosecution of Bryan Davis illustrates that however long ago crimes like this were committed, the police and Crown Prosecution Service will work together to ensure offenders are brought to justice.”