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Chesham man jailed for raping a child

Chesham man jailed for raping a child

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 4:57pm 7th March 2019.

A man from Chesham has been jailed for sex offences, including raping a child.

Jamie Luke Roberts, aged 26, of Creswell Road, Chesham, pleaded guilty to a number of offences at Aylesbury Crown Court on 10th December 2018.

He was convicted of:

  • two counts of rape of a child under the age of 13
  • three counts of possession of indecent photographs of a child which covered category A, B and C.

A further one count of rape of a child under the age of 13, one count of causing a child to watch a sexual act, two counts of assault of a child under the age of 13 by penetration and one count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child will remain on file.

Roberts was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court today (7/3) to 18 years’ behind bars.

The offences were against one victim in Buckinghamshire between 8th October 2017 and 15th July 2018.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Kate Bottomley, said:

“The victim in this case was subjected to horrific sexual abuse.

“Roberts admitted to some abhorrent crimes and will now spend a significant amount of time in prison.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the family of the victim in this case for their support and bravery during this investigation.

“The sentence reflects the hard work that is carried out by the Child Abuse Investigation Unit in bringing this offender to justice.

“We will listen, there is support and help available and, wherever possible, offenders will be prosecuted.

“If you wish to report an offence you can call Thames Valley Police on 101, make a report online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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