Norfolk: Man Jailed For Child Sex Offences

25 February 2013, 14:13 | Updated: 25 February 2013, 14:19

A 39 year old man from Downham Market has been jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of 10 serious sexual offences.

39 year old Darren Wooller of Railway Road in Downham Market committed the offences between 2004 and 2009 and was jailed at Norwich Crown Court.

The crimes took place in the King's Lynn area with one other committed in the Skegness area against four female victims and two male victims, all aged under 16 at the time of the incidents.

He was found guilty on 23 January by a jury after a trial lasting over three weeks.

The offences include one count of rape and nine counts of indecent assault – the victims were aged between five and eleven when the abuse took place.

DC Debbie Payne of the Vulnerable People Directorate, who led the investigation said: "For Wooller to receive such a sentence demonstrates the seriousness of his crime and his depravity. I applaud the victims bravery in coming forward, even though it is historic, his actions will remain with the victims for many years to come.

"Darren Woller took advantage of these children and no doubt thought he would not be caught. Although this was a historical investigation that began in October 2011 and has involved extensive enquiries due to the time which had elapsed, I'm very pleased to see him behind bars.

"I would re-iterate what I said previously when Wooller was convicted. If a victim of abuse contacts us and wishes to discuss their situation, we will always endeavour to conduct a thorough investigation, where possible and whenever it took place. We will look to bring to justice those who abuse and mistreat children and other vulnerable persons who have the right to be protected. We will pursue all perpetrators robustly ensuring that we safe guard children now and for the future."

Wooller has also been placed on the Sex Offender's Register for an indefinite period of time.