pensioner jailed for 15 years after historic sexual abuse
Burnham-On-Sea pensioner has this week been jailed for 15 years
after pleading guilty to a series of historic sexual offences.
Wall, 76, of Ramsay Way in Burnham-On-Sea, appeared at Bristol Crown
Court on Monday for sentencing.
pleaded guilty to four indecent assault charges, one of indecency
with a child, and two of having sexual intercourse with a girl aged
court heard the prolonged abuse of his young victim took place over
a sustained period of time.
him, Recorder of Bristol, Judge Peter Blair QC, said: "It has
had long-lasting physiological effects upon your victim, for which
you must have proper punishment."
was sentenced to 15 years and 11 months and must register as a sex
offender for life and is barred from working with children and vulnerable
Crown Prosecutor, CPS South West Kathryn Jones, added: "This
has been an extremely distressing case for the victim and I must
commend the bravery shown."
hope the sentence brings some closure and now allows the victim
to move forward."