A PERVERT who molested three girls over a nine year period has been locked up for two years.
Depraved Michael Cave, 62, targeted children as young as four in a sickening campaign of abuse.
Cave attacked two of the youngsters while he lived in Hackney, East London, and a third child after moving to Milton Keynes.
He was convicted by a Snaresbrook Crown Court jury of six counts of indecent assault between 1991 and 2000.
Cave, of Ruthven Close, Bletchley, was found guilty of six counts of indecent assault.
Judge Judith Hughes QC jailed him for two years and ordered him to sign on the sex offenders register for the next 10 years.
Prosecutor Paul Addison said the first of the attacks happened between April 1991 and April 1992 at Cave’s home in Hackney.
The court heard his first victim was just ‘six or seven years old’ when he assaulted her.
He said Cave and the girl had been watching TV together in his bedroom.
“He said to her to come and sit with him,” said Mr Addison.
“She did as he requested and he put his arm around her.
“He took her hand and put it on top of his trousers.”
The court heard the youngster was then forced to perform a sex act on Cave.
Mr Addison said Cave was still living in Hackney when he targeted his second victim, who had also been abused while he lived in London between 1990 and 1995.
She was aged between nine and 10 at the time.
The court heard the third girl was aged four when she was repeatedly abused at Cave’s home in Milton Keynes.
“Sometimes he (Cave) would get her to sit on his lap and then she says that he would touch her,” said Mr Addison.
“This she said happened over three or four months about two to three times a week.
“During the same period she claims the defendant would make her touch him.
“She claims these assaults took place two to three times a week also.”
Cave was finally arrested in October last year but made no comment in his police interview.