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R v Michael France

Louise Reevell prosecuted Michael France who was charged with the historic sexual abuse of two children.

France, from Doncaster, had denied 14 charges but was found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court.

France was jailed for a minimum of 31 years, with an extended five years on licence, and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

The case received national coverage on the BBC and ITV as well as Yorkshire Live, Hull Live and the websites of South Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Police.

Gordon Stables defended.