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Source: United Kingdom Thames Valley Police

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police a man has been sentenced to six year’s imprisonment after he was convicted by a unanimous jury on a number of sexual offences against a child.

Aaron Woodford, aged 42, of Gwinear, Hayle Cornwall, was convicted of two counts of indecent assault, one count of gross indecency, one count of non-penetrative sexual activity and two counts of penetrative sexual activity.

The offences were against a teenage girl, and the offences took place in the early 2000’s in Maidenhead.

Woodford was sentenced to a total of six year’s imprisonment, he will be added to the sex offenders register for life and has been given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Woodford was charged by postal requisition. He was sentenced on 10 July at Reading Crown Court, following a five day trial at the same court which concluded on 3 July.

Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Jill Collett, based at Windsor police station ,said; “Woodford preyed on a teenage girl for his sexual gratification and I am satisfied that he is now behind bars and subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

“I would like to pay tribute to the victim in this case, who was not only abused by Woodford but also had to go through the ordeal of a trial.

“I hope this case shows that time is no barrier for victims to report sexual offences, we will investigate fully, we will support you and we will bring offenders like Woodford to justice.

“If you believe you have been a victim of sexual abuse we would encourage you to please report it to us. We would advise you to contact Thames Valley Police on 101 or there is further information and who you can contact for further support if you’ve been a victim on our website.”

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