Valerie and Roy Stannard of Stoke Newington have been jailed for a total of 21 years for child abuse.

Roy Stannard, 74 and Valerie Stannard, 73 were found guilty of child cruelty charges which related to five victims on the 28th March 2017 at the Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Roy Stannard was sentenced to 12 years in prison; 3 years related to child cruelty and 9 years for sexual offences. He was also found guilty of “multiple indecent assaults against a girl, groping her and asking her to perform sexual acts to him.”

Valerie Stannard was sentenced to 9 years in prison. The Court heard that she had, “held a child’s hands over a gas flame, put lit newspaper down his trousers and soap down his throat. She tied another to a chair and shut him in a cupboard.”

The Stannards denied the charges. Amee Patel, Solicitor for the London Crown Prosecution Service said,” Valerie and Roy Stannard inflicted years of psychological and physical abuse on their victims.”

“They both dismissed these allegations but witness testimony from their victims, now in their 60s, led to these convictions.”

“Their actions have led to immeasurable ongoing harm to these individuals who suffered at their hands. I hope today’s sentences can help them move on from the pain they have suffered as a result of these experiences all those years ago”

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