A Helston pensioner has been jailed for 16 years after being found guilty of indecent assault on young girls and rape.

Terrence Williams, from Trengrouse Way, faced eight counts of indecent assault on a female under the age of 14, and four counts of rape.

The 68-year-old was convicted by a jury at Truro Crown Court yesterday, when the judge sentenced him to 16 years behind bars.