A 42-year-old father has been jailed for 10 years for sexually abusing his two daughters and a babysitter, more than 15 years ago.

Philip Tilston, 42, of Stretford, Greater Manchester, indecently assaulted Kelly and Emma Barton, now 22 and 21, between 1988 and 1992.

The sisters, who waived their right to anonymity, were "disappointed" with their father's sentence, police said.

He was also found guilty of indecently assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Sentencing at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester on Wednesday, Judge Adrian Smith said: "These offences represent a series of depraved and serious sexual offences committed against your two natural daughters.

"Your depravity knew no end
Judge Adrian Smith"

"They represent a terrible breach of trust because you were their father who was supposed to be caring for them at the times their mother was at work.

"They were in their own home - a place they should have felt safe and protected from the outside world.

"Instead it was the opposite - a place they were subjected to serious and prolonged abuse.

"Your depravity knew no end," he said.

Tilston was sentenced to four-and-a-half years for eight counts of indecently assaulting Kelly Barton, four-and-a-half years for seven counts of indecently assaulting Emma Barton, and 12 months for indecently assaulting the babysitter.

These sentences will run consecutively and Tilston has been banned from working with children for the rest of his life.

The daughters shook their heads as they left court.

"I'd get more years for killing him," Kelly Barton said.


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