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Man jailed for non-recent child sexual abuse in Waterlooville

A man has been jailed for sexually abusing a child in Waterlooville


The abuse, perpetrated by 49-year-old Lee Robert Wilson of Wait End Road, was first reported to police in October 2017.


The brave victim, now an adult woman, told officers how she had been abused by Wilson at his home address on a number of occasions in the late 90s when she was under the age of 16.


Following a lengthy and complex investigation, Wilson was charged and the case went to trial at Portsmouth Crown Court on 29 March this year.


The jury found him guilty of three counts of indecent assault on a child under 16, and Wilson appeared at the same court today (Thursday 7 April) for sentencing.


He was jailed for six and a half years and will be subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.


DC Marie Harding, who investigated the case, said: “Wilson has caused a great deal of harm and suffering to the woman, who was a child at the time of this abuse.


“I want to commend the victim’s bravery in coming forward to report this matter to police, and her courage in attending court to give evidence.


“I would also like to thank all involved in this case for their patience throughout what was a lengthy investigation.”


Anyone who has been affected by abuse can contact police on 101 and speak to an officer in confidence.


For information and contact details relating to sexual abuse support services, you can visit our dedicated web page: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rsa/rape-and-sexual-assault/support-for-victims-of-rape-and-sexual-assault/


You can also find out more about how to report, and seek support for child abuse here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/caa/child-abuse/