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Stoke-on-Trent Man Jailed for Sexually Assaulting Seven-Year-Old Boy

10 October 2018 Local News


A man from the Newchapel area of the city has been jailed for 15 years for sexually assaulting a young boy.

Sean Walton, aged 27, of High Street, Newchapel, Stoke-on-Trent was sentenced today (9 October) at Stoke Crown Court after he was found guilty of raping and sexually assaulting a seven-year-old boy between 2009 and 2011.

Walton was convicted of rape of a boy under the age of 13, assault of a boy under 13 by touching, inciting a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity and causing a child under 13 to look at an image of sexual activity.

In addition to the 15 years custodial sentence, Walton will also have a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

Detective Sergeant Vanessa Furnival, officer in the case for Staffordshire Police, said: “”It is the bravery of the witness in coming forward and giving his evidence which has led to Walton’s imprisonment.

“These were despicable offences committed against a young 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.”

Anyone who has suffered sexual abuse, or suspects others may be subject to sexual abuse, is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


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