A "DANGEROUS and manipulative" Felton man has been jailed for 21 years for committing sex offences again women, girls and boys.

Grant Wedlake, 32, was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Friday (March 1) after he was found guilty in January of 12 offences.

This includes the sexual assault of a child under 13, rape of a child under 13 and rape.

Wedlake's offending, which started in 2005, left his victims feeling "guilty and ashamed".

In a statement read out in court, one victim said: “Now that Grant has been found guilty, I don’t really know how I feel.

“Part of me feels bad about Grant going to prison but at the same time he did something that was so wrong it was unspeakable and made me feel guilty and ashamed and sent my life off track."

Another added: “I feel like I should hate Grant for what he did to me and how he treated me and the effects that has had on not just me but my family and friends too. I find his lack of remorse particularly upsetting.

“My main feeling towards him is one of sadness and I would like to say this to him: It is sad that you have chosen this path in life – to hurt, to manipulate and to intimidate.

"It’s sad but you now have time and opportunity to change things, learn about yourself and to use this time to educate yourself about the effect someone like you has on their victims, family, friends and community.

“For me, every day is a step along the road to recovery. Moving forward I hope to be able to start to enjoy my life again."

A third said: “I am so angry that Grant has done this to me. He not only ruined my childhood, he has basically ruined my entire life.

“I will never forgive Grant for what he did to me”.

Investigating officer Ellen Rye said: “Wedlake is a dangerous and manipulative man and I would like to take the opportunity again to praise the victims in this case for coming forward and sharing their experiences with the court.

“I know that his offending has had a profound impact on each of them and I hope that they can move forward, re-build their lives and finally take the opportunity to focus on themselves."