'Courageous' rape victim helps bring Slough paedophile to justice

David Lee

David Lee

'Courageous' rape victim helps bring Slough paedophile to justice

The courage of a rape victim to come forward and expose her attacker’s crimes has helped bring a Slough paedophile to justice.

Charles Webster, 76, from Rochford Gardens, was sentenced on Monday to 12 years behind bars for rape and indecent assault following a Thames Valley Police investigation.

He admitted one count of rape and three counts of indecent assault, with the offences occurring between 1969 and 1972 in Slough.

The victim was a child who was aged between 13 and 16 when the offences took place.

Webster pleaded guilty to the charges at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday, February 3 and was sentenced at the same court.

Investigating officer Det Con Hayley Burns of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit at Windsor Police Station paid tribute to the victim’s courage for helping bring Webster to justice.

She said: “Webster carried out these offences over a number of years.

“It is only due to the courage of the victim in coming forward that his crimes have been exposed.

 “The conviction and sentence serves as an important message to people who have been the victim of crimes such as these, or those that know such crimes are being committed, that they should come forward so that the abusers can be brought to justice.”

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