THE elderly Albany sex predator who preyed on eight girls over more than a decade in the 70s and 80s will spend at least the next six years in prison.
Wealthy and well-known local electrician Kenneth Norman was today jailed for a total of eight years and eight months by a District Court judge, for what he described as the planned and premediated assaults on the daughters of his friends.
Norman, who will turn 80 next month, had spent the last two nights behind bars awaiting his sentencing.
Today, Judge Mark Herron decided that he will be at least 86 before he can be considered for release, after being found guilty of a dozen charges against eight different victims following an emotional District Court trial earlier this year.
Some of those victims, and their families, were in court to see Norman sent away today – weeping with relief at the outcome.
The jury heard detailed allegations of how Norman had sexually assaulted the girls during camping trips, motorbike rides and as they got ready for Brownies meetings.