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Jail for 25 years for child sex offences

Redditch Editorial 26th Jan, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

A PENSIONER has been jailed for 25 years for historic sexual offences against children.

Raymon Coburn was found guilty at Worcester Crown Court on Friday (January 23) of 17 charges, including sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 and attempting to have intercourse with a girl under 13.

Four of the charges were gross indecency with a child under 14 and the other 11 related to indecent assaults on a female.

The 70-year-old from Greystone Close in Church Hill has a previous conviction in relation to taking indecent images of children.

Most of the offending took place in Redditch between 1974 and 1994 when he groomed his vulnerable victims and made them perform various sex acts upon him.

The three victims all contacted police separately and were not known to each other.

DS Lindsey Coleman from West Mercia Police, said: “The length of the sentence passed reflects the severity of Coburn’s crimes against children over a number of decades.

“He preyed upon the vulnerability of his victims and it is testament to their courage which has resulted in an extremely dangerous sex offender finally being brought to justice

“I would like to praise the bravery of the three victims in this case. What they have been through is unimaginable and hopefully the sentence will provide some form of closure that will help them to rebuild their lives.

“I would also like to thank the witnesses whose testimony was key to securing this conviction and ensuring Coburn has been sent to prison for a long time.”

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