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Showing 1 - 10 of 11 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "Wessex"

CPS Wessex works with three police forces to improve outcomes in sexual offences

On a day that marks the start of Sexual Abuse and Violence Awareness Week, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Wessex is highlighting a long-term partnership project aimed at improving services offered to those who report rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO).

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Early communication between police and prosecutors in Wessex helps to reduce delays for rape victims

Regular contact between the CPS and police in Wessex has seen a reduction in delays on decisions and a positive shift in the number of rape cases charged in the area. 

| News Item , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Man jailed for raping victim and using an imitation firearm

A man who arranged to have massages from a woman in Christchurch was jailed on Friday, after he was convicted of raping her during the appointments that he had made.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

44 year old paedophile guilty of attempting to arrange sex with 11 year old girl

Former Bank of England employee, Matthew Millen, has been found guilty of attempting to pay for the sexual services of a child. Millen had arranged payment with what he believed to be the 11 year old’s father, who he anticipated also being present during the criminal act.    

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Predatory child rapist sent to prison

An 11-year-old girl was raped and sexually assaulted at a derelict windmill in Portland, Dorset on 31 August 2019.

James Loveman, aged 22, was found guilty by jurors at Bournemouth Crown Court earlier this year. He was sentenced today (27 November 2020) to seven years' imprisonment.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Paedophile rapist sent to prison

Today, Jonathan Maertens, a prolific child sex offender, was given a life sentence, with a minimum term of 16 years, for offences of raping and sexually assaulting children and creating images of the sexual abuse of children.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Man who raped a teenager after Christmas lights switch-on jailed

A man who raped a 15-year-old girl following Dorchester’s Christmas lights switch-on celebrations has today been jailed.

Adrian Cordery has been sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court to 15 years in prison and a further eight years on license.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Wessex News

Predatory Paedophile Sentenced

Paedophile James Michael Ford, 30, has been found guilty of abducting a child and sending threatening messages in a sexually motivated crime.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Wiltshire Paedophile Taxi Driver Sent to Prison

Wayne Gainey, aged 38, from Frome was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison.

Gainey sexually assaulted a child and performed sexual acts on himself in his taxi.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Teacher jailed for abusing four schoolgirls

A paedophile PE Teacher, Sean Aldridge, was today sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment at Portsmouth Crown Court abusing four women while they were pupils aged 13 to 16 at Warblington School, Havant, between 2006 and 2012.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Wessex News

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