Lincoln villager jailed for historical sex offences against young children

A 79-year-old man living near Lincoln has been jailed for 12 years for a string of historical child sex offences including raping a young girl.

David Wright, who lived at Bardney Lock House, Bardney, at the time of the offences (and more recently of Meadow Lane in North Hykeham) appeared at Lincoln Crown Court for sentencing on Friday, February 28.

The offences date back to between the 1970s and 1980s.

He was previously charged in November 2019 with the following:

  • Seven counts of indecently assaulting a girl between the age of seven and 11
  • Two counts of raping a girl aged between seven and 11
  • Two counts of indecently assaulting a girl between the ages of seven and nine

Detective Constable Lindsay O’Shea, from Lincolnshire Police’s Protecting Vulnerable Person’s Unit, said: “It takes a great deal of courage to come forward and report sexual abuse as a child and we must commend the bravery of the victims in this case.

“These were despicable offences committed against a young and vulnerable child. We will always do whatever it takes to bring offenders to justice, while ensuring victims and their families are offered the support they need.”

Lincolnshire Police have urged anyone who has suffered sexual abuse, or suspects others may be subject to it, to call 101.

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