Man jailed for sex offences

A SUPREME Court judge has jailed a man in Launceston today for historical sex offences against a child.

Adrian John Pryer, 50, contested an allegation in the Launceston Supreme Court this week that he had maintained a sexual relationship with a young person about 25 years ago.

A jury acquitted Pryer of the charge, but found him guilty of two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a young person.

The girl was aged 11 or 12 at the time and the two acts occurred in a house at Prospect.

At trial, the Crown had alleged six unlawful sexual acts occurred in the late 1980s.

Justice Robert Pearce jailed Pryer for 12 months, with a non-parole period of six months.

He noted that Pryer had not expressed remorse.