A Stockport man who committed sex acts on two young girls has been jailed for 14 years.
39-year-old Brendan Simcock of Reddish, was found guilty of 11 counts of indecent assault at an earlier hearing.
He was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street. He has been added to the sex offender register for life.
Simcock was also given a lifetime sexual harm prevention order.
Between 2001 and 2006, Simcock sexually assaulted two girls who were aged four and nine at the time the abuse started.
Simcock committed the abuse at an address firstly in Stockport and then in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Police interviewed the youngest victim in March 2015, when she came forward after years of struggling to come to terms with the abuse she suffered.
Based on information she provided, officers subsequently approached the second victim, initially as a witness.
However, she told officers how Simcock also sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions when she visited her friend’s house to play.
A jury found Simcock guilty of five counts of indecent assault against the youngest girl, and six counts against the older girl.
Detective Constable Rebecca Smith, of GMP’s Stockport Borough, said: “Simcock sexually abused these two girls over a sustained period of time and his despicable actions continue to have a profound effect on their lives.
“As an adult, he abused the trust shown in him to exploit their childhood innocence and left both victims with emotional scars that they still carry today as young women.
“I would like to pay tribute to both victims for showing incredible courage in reporting the appalling crimes they suffered at Simcock’s hands more than a decade ago.
“They also showed tremendous bravery in giving evidence in court and, in doing so, helped ensure Simcock was rightly brought to justice”.