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

Devon man jailed for historic sexual offences

A 68-year-old man from Devon has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years imprisonment at Exeter Crown today for sexual offences committed in the early 1990s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , South West News

Former Council Leader and Royal Navy Officer jailed for historic sex offences

A former council leader and Royal Navy officer has been jailed for 11 years for historic adult sex offences which took place over an 18-year period.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , South West News

Man convicted of rape over fifteen years ago in Bristol

A man has been convicted of the rape and attempted rape of two women that occurred in the early 2000s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, South West News

Former Exmouth mayor jailed to 21 years’ imprisonment for sexually abusing young boys

John Humphreys, 59, was found guilty by a jury earlier this week and has today been jailed to 21 years’ imprisonment for historic sexual offences against two boys who were aged between 12 and 15.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , South West News

A man who raped a young woman he met at a bar in Bristol jailed for nine years

Fernando Cervi Alvarez, 25, has been sentenced to nine years' imprisonment for two offences of rape committed in 2019. Cervi Alvarez, from St Paul in Bristol, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of rape at Bristol Crown Court on 09 July 2021.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , South West News

Man found guilty of sexual assault in Exeter

A man from Exeter has been found guilty of serious sexual offences, and another of breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, at Exeter Crown Court.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , South West News

Nursery worker jailed for sexually abusing children

Jayden McCarthy was convicted of three counts of rape and 14 counts of sexual assault. His victims included children he was employed to care for at a nursery in Devon and another child not connected to the nursery.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , South West News

Man jailed for 22 and a half years for rape and sexual assault of children

A man has been sentenced to 22 and a half years’ imprisonment today for a series of rapes and sexual assaults on children over a period of approximately 20 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, South West News

Mental health worker jailed for 11 years for abuse of girls in his care

A former mental health care worker has been sentenced to 11 years' imprisonment for 21 counts of abuse against three highly vulnerable girls in his care.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, South West News

Grime musician jailed for 29 years for multiple rapes

Grime artist Andy Anokye, who performed under the name Solo 45, has been sentenced to 29 years at Bristol Crown Court today for raping, assaulting and imprisoning four women.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, South West News

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