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Malvern man jailed for child sex offences

Malvern Editorial 3rd Dec, 2021 Updated: 3rd Dec, 2021

A MALVERN man has been jailed for sex offences involving children.

Richard Webb, 34, of Moat Crescent, was sentenced to nine years in prison at Worcester Crown Court yesterday (Thursday).

He will be placed on the sexual offenders register for life and will have a three-year extended licence period.

His offences took place in Hereford between 2006 and 2019 and involved incidents where the victims were aged between eight and 14 at the time of the offences.

He also met with a child and committed sexual offences following a period of grooming and possessed extreme pornography.

Det Con Leah Lowe said: “This investigation was highly emotional and I’d like to recognise the courage of the victims who came forward.

“This man groomed and abused his victims and this sentence is reflective of the suffering and misery he caused.”

She added West Mercia Police took all complaints of sexual abuse very seriously and she hoped this case gave the public confidence to come forward and report any incidents of concern whether recently or in the past.

“We act on all reports we received an offer victims our full support.”

Anyone affected by crime who needs support can get it on the Victim Advice Line – ​a free and confidential service for victims and anyone who has been affected by crime and needs support

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