Married couple who abused young girls to be sentenced
A MARRIED couple from Notts are set to be sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to sexually abusing three young girls.
Robert, 52, and Rita Oldham, 51, admitted a string of offences, which took place at various address in Nottingham and Notts between 1993 and 2006, at a hearing in December.
One girl was just three when she was first abused. All were under 16.
Both were remanded into custody ahead of sentencing at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday.
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The circumstances surrounding the crimes cannot be published to protect the identity of the victims.
Detective Constable Louise Gowan, who led the police investigation, said the offences were "the worst and most serious I have ever experienced".
She said: "Having fully investigated the pattern of offending, I am quite satisfied that these crimes have had a devastating effect on the lives of the young victims.
"Although the Oldhams have pleaded guilty to a number of crimes, I am keen to hear from anyone who may have other information that may be relevant to this investigation or who is affected by this case and needs police support and help."
Mr Oldham has pleaded guilty to 16 separate offences including rape and indecent assault.
His wife has pleaded guilty to three separate charges, including one of rape and one of indecent assault.
The couple, of Greendale Crescent, Clipstone, Mansfield, both denied other similar offences.