DS 219 Nick Haxby from the Public Protection unit made the following statement today:
“On Wednesday 29th November 2017, following a two week trial at a Court of General Gaol Delivery, 57 year old Antony Carus was convicted and sentenced to 9 years custody for a number of historic sexual offences. The victims during the investigation have shown immense courage by reporting these offences to the Police and continued strength to give their evidence during the Court process. I am hoping that the conviction and sentence passed down by Deemster Birkett today will be some form of closure for those victims and their families, and I would like to thank them for their strength during this process. I would also like to thank Miss Braidwood at The Attorney Generals Chambers, the officer in charge of the case DC Kate Crompton and her colleagues and other agencies who have played a pivotal role supporting victims throughout. Without that support investigations and prosecutions such as this would be even more difficult for the victims involved.
Being the victim of any form of sexual offence is extremely traumatic and distressing and it takes strength and courage to report such matters. Specialist Detectives from the Public Protection Team at Police Headquarters are available to speak with anyone who wishes to report any sexual abuse and those officers will be able to offer specialist support, guidance and advice and support those victims throughout any Police investigation.”