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Paedophile sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for sexual offences committed in Thame and High Wycombe

| December 15, 2014

Police Light - 2014-03-22

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been sentenced to a total of seven years’ imprisonment for various sexual offences.

The 45 year old man of Pale Gate Close, Honiton, Devon was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment at Oxford Crown Court on Friday 12th December 2014 for a number of sexual offences.

Following a five day trial a jury found the man guilty of three sexual assaults of a child under 13, five counts of sexual activity with a child, assault of a child under 13 by penetration, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and two charges of making indecent photographs of children.

The man had previously pleaded guilty to four counts of taking indecent photographs of a child.

All the charges relate to one victim and occurred in either Thame or High Wycombe between 2004 and 2008.

Investigating officer, Det Con Maria Morrisey of the Thames Valley Police Paedophile Online Investigation Team said: ‘I am delighted with the sentence given to [the man], who has proved to be an extremely dangerous and predatory paedophile.

The jury saw through [the man’s] lies and concluded he groomed his victim before taking advantage of her for his own sexual gratification.

I praise the victim for showing the courage to give her testament first to police and then to the court. I also praise the jury who did their duty with diligence and had to listen in detail about [the man’s] depraved crimes. Finally, I praise all Thames Valley Police and Devon and Cornwall Police officers and staff who helped in this investigation, without them [the man’s] conviction would not have been possible.

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