Man, 56, jailed for child sex abuse
Published at 01:00, Friday, 03 August 2007
By Staff Reporter
A DEPRAVED Carlisle man who waged a 15-year campaign of sexual abuse against six children was jailed for seven years yesterday.
Carlisle Crown Court heard details of how Paul Lytollis, 56, preyed on the five boys and a girl between 1965 and 1980, leaving each of them with a devastating emotional legacy.
Four of the six, all now adults, made statements describing the impact of what Lytollis had done to them.
The female victim was left feeling dirty and worthless, said Hilary Manley, prosecuting. Now that Lytollis, of Rye Close, Blackwell near Carlisle Racecourse, had pleaded guilty, the woman felt a cloud had lifted from her life.
A male victim said the abuse took over his life, leaving him completely shattered, feeling dirty, used, empty, and scared. At times, the experience left him feeling suicidal.
“The defendant took away his innocence,” said Miss Manley.
Outlining the case, the barrister described how one of Lytollis’s victims was a boy of just six when the abuse started. If the child tried to resist Lytollis would beat him up.
Lytollis had threatened to kill the girl if she raised the alarm. He admitted 19 indecent assaults and two counts of indecency with a child.
William Waldron, for Lytollis, said the root of his offending was the fact that he too was abused as a child.
The barrister said: “He has for decades been a hopeless alcoholic. He was a damaged and damaging man.”
He pointed out the last offence had happened 27 years ago, adding that Lytollis wanted to publicly apologise to his victims. Lytollis was indefinitely banned from working with children and placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
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