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Showing 1 - 10 of 24 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "Wessex"

Man jailed for Bournemouth beach rape

A man who raped a teenager in the sea at Bournemouth beach on 18 July 2021 has been jailed for six years and six months.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

GP who sexually assaulted his patients during routine appointments is jailed

A GP who sexually assaulted his patients, including a woman with terminal cancer, has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Man posing as a taxi driver jailed for raping woman decade after near identical case

A man posing as a taxi driver who lured a lone woman into his car before raping her has been jailed – over a decade after committing a near-identical crime.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Ex-counsellor jailed for non-recent sex offences

A rapist who preyed on vulnerable young boys in the 1990’s has been jailed for 22 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Army officer who sent explicit images to women is sentenced

An army officer who used fake social media accounts to send explicit images to women serving on a military base in Aldershot has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Cyber / online crime , Wessex News

Rapist who targeted teenage girls jailed for non-recent sex offences

A rapist who preyed on young girls in the 1980s has finally been brought to justice.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Man who sexually targeted woman with dementia jailed

A man who sexually assaulted a 93-year-old woman with dementia while employed to deliver hot meals to elderly and vulnerable people has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Wessex News

Former Dorset police officer jailed for rape

A former Dorset police officer who raped and sexually assaulted a friend, subjecting her to violent and demeaning behaviour, has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

Southampton man jailed for raping a woman in Palmerston Park

A man has been jailed for rape after he attacked a woman in Southampton’s Palmerston Park in February this year.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

McDonald’s supervisor guilty of sexual assault

A McDonald’s supervisor who inappropriately touched a teenage trainee while alone with her in the fast-food chain’s freezer section, has been convicted of sexual assault.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Wessex News

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