A 75-year-old man will serve two years in prison for a number of historical child sexual abuse offences.
Christopher Blaxall, of Mullaghteige Road, appeared before Dungannon Crown Court on Monday for sentencing.
He was sentenced to four years in total and will serve two in prison and two on licence upon release.
Blaxall will also be placed on the Sex Offenders Register and will be subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) for 10 years.
Detective Chief Inspector Kerry Brennan said “To abuse any child in this way, never mind a child that trusts you and who was in your care, is absolutely abhorrent.
“Although today her voice has been heard and justice served, the victim in this case has been left with trauma that she will have to deal with for the rest of her life.
“Her bravery and tenacity should be praised and we hope that it only encourages more victims of sexual abuse to not suffer in silence and come forward to police.
“We will continue to actively seek out those who sexually exploit or abuse children in any way.
“Please be assured that we have specially trained officers who will treat victims with sensitivity and respect – at every stage of the process.
“It doesn’t matter when the abuse occurred, we can still help you. Please contact Police on 101, or in an emergency call 999.”