Rankilor, 66, is an expert on the design and application of geotextiles, geomembranes and geosynthetics.
He was sentenced on Friday last week following a trial at Minshull Crown Court in Manchester in January where he was found guilty of a series of charges of indecent assault and incest between 1980 and 1986.
He was arrested after a woman went to police to report that he had molested her in the 1980s. Police discovered within the course of his investigation that he had also abused another young girl.
Judge Mushtaq Khokhar told Rankilor that he had вЂњrobbed these girls of their innocence at a very early ageвЂќ, and that despite claims of ill health, the severity and quantity of offences meant вЂњthe only possible sentence I can impose is a custodial oneвЂќ.
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