Sex offender who preyed on five-year-old in Worcester is jailed - The Worcester Observer

Sex offender who preyed on five-year-old in Worcester is jailed

Worcester Editorial 7th Jun, 2024 Updated: 7th Jun, 2024   0

A CHILD sex offender who preyed on a five-year-old girl in Worcester has been sentenced to 13 years behind bars.

Benjamin Holmes, 31, of Ravensholme, Wolverhampton, was found guilty at Worcester Crown Court yesterday (Thursday) of causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

As well as the jail term, he was also handed a sexual harm prevention order and restraining order to protect his victim.

Holmes’ phone was seized following his arrest upon which first-generation images were recovered depicting his abuse.

Det Con Louise Sutton of Worcester CID said: “We are pleased to get this lengthy sentence on behalf of the young victim who showed enormous courage to speak to us about this devious predator.

“We take sexual offences of all kinds extremely seriously and it takes a lot of bravery for those affected by these appalling crimes to report such matters.

“We would always encourage people who are victims of these offences to approach police.

“We will always listen and offer all the support you need to get justice for you and to help you to rebuild your lives.”

Anyone wanting to get advice about child abuse and sexual exploitation can click here.

Click here to report sexual offences or rape.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 in an emergency or if a crime is taking place.



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