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Hemel Hempstead man jailed for child sex offences

Posted on: September 12, 2017

Andrew Williams aged 50 who has no fixed address, was sentenced to 18 years at Luton Crown Court for 20 counts of child sex offences relating to five children aged between four and 10 at the time. The offences occurred over a period of 13 years and took place in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire areas.

Williams pleaded guilty to all of the offences at Luton Crown Court on 22 May. His charges included; three counts of indecent assault on a female aged under the age of 14, two counts of causing a child to watch a sexual act, two counts of sexual assault of a female aged under 13, sexual exposure at Hemel Hempstead between October 2012 and September 2014, four counts of making indecent images of a child, four counts of sexual assault of a female aged under 13, two counts of exposure at Hemel Hempstead between 2013 and 2015, sexual assault of a female aged under 13 in Bedford and rape of a female aged under 13 in Bedford.

Upon sentencing the Judge commented that, “The case speaks for itself: Five victims over a long period of time in which you represent a clear and obvious danger. You have no insight into who you are, and so when, if ever you will not be a danger is difficult to say.”

The Joint Child Protection Investigation Teams (JCPIT) Detective Sergeant Beth Hanna said: “Williams knew his young victims and abused their trust to groom them and carry out his abuse over a prolonged period of time.”

Williams was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment and a seven year licence period, he will remain on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.