Cornwall

Sex case councillor Bill Jenkin ruined victims' lives

Bill Jenkin
Image caption Mr Jenkin was a former member of Devon and Cornwall Police Authority

A former Cornwall councillor convicted of sex offences against two women has been banned from entering the town he once represented.

Bill Jenkin, 80, was given a 30-week suspended sentence and was told he had lost the trust and respect of the community of Camborne.

At Truro Crown Court Jenkin, who formerly lived in the town, admitted two offences committed against women.

Judge Christopher Elwen told him he had "ruined" his victims' lives.

Jenkin, a former Cornwall County councillor and member of the Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, was ordered to pay £1,000 costs.

The judge imposed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order which bans contact with his victims and he must also sign the Sex Offenders' Register.

His jail term was suspended for 12 months after Judge Elwen said he had taken into account Jenkin's age, his medical condition, guilty pleas and the unreserved apologies to the women involved.

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