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January 22, 2019 11.33 am This story is over

Rapist jailed for sexual offences against children

The offences took place in the 1970s

A 60-year-old man from Boston has been jailed for 11 years for sexual offences against girls under 10 in Oxfordshire in the 1970s.

Nigel Walker, of Arabella Road in Boston, was given the sentence during a hearing at Oxford Crown Court earlier this month on January 14.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and seven counts of indecent assault at an earlier hearing on January 8. Walker’s offences took place between 1974 and 1978 at two locations in Oxfordshire.

His victims were both under 10 when the offences occurred.

A police investigation was launched in 2015 after the victims disclosed the abuse. He was later charged on April 11, 2018.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Tracey Shepherd, of the Thames Valley Police Child Abuse Investigation Unit said: “These crimes were committed against two young girls who were very vulnerable at the time.

“Thanks to their courage in coming forward and reporting these offences all these years later, a police investigation was launched and Walker has admitted his crimes and has been brought to justice.

“Thames Valley police will always listen to you and investigate when reports like this are made to us, however long ago the offences took place.”

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