Man jailed for child sex offences

A man has been jailed for nine years after being found guilty of a series of child sex offences more than 20 years after the incidents.

William Walker, 50, of Princess Drive in Colchester was found guilty of raping a girl under the age of 16 and 7 counts of indecent assault against the same victim.

Chelmsford Crown Court heard that the offences began in Colchester in 1984. At the time the victim was aged five and continued until the age of 11.

In July 2010 the victim confronted Walker and recorded their conversation on an iPhone in her pocket. The phone was later handed to police.