A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Westcliff Man Jailed For Abusing Two Boys
A 36 year-old man from Westcliff has been jailed for 13 years for sexually abusing two young boys.
James Kerner, from Station Road was convicted of six offences against boys under the age of 13, with the crimes reported to Essex Police in October 2014
Sentencing him at Basildon Crown Court, His Honour Judge Lodge described Kerner as a "dangerous offender".
The court heard how he had abused his position with the victims' family, which gave him access to the children alone.
The judge also imposed an indefinite sexual harm prevention order, place Kerner on the sex offenders' register for life, and banned him from ever working with children.
A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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