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Workington man jailed for 10 years following child sex offences

The offences happened between 2004 and 2006 Photo: Cumbria Police

A Workington man has been jailed for 10 years following a number of child sex assaults.

Craig Berry, aged 36, of Great Clifton, Workington, was sentenced for 10 counts of engaging in sexual activity with a male child.

The offences happened between 2004 and 2006.

He was found guilty by a jury and sentenced on Friday 20 October.

The Detective Constable of West Cumbria CID said:

Craig Berry is a dangerous sexual predator who isolated his victim in order to carry out his attacks.

I would like to praise the victim for his courage in reporting what happened to him and assisting with our investigation. I hope that this can bring some form of closure.

Berry stole his victim’s teenage years by subjecting him to a horrific level of sexual abuse.

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the public that all allegations of recent or non-recent sexual abuse will be investigated thoroughly by Cumbria Police.”

– Andrea Davidson, Detective Constable, West Cumbria CID

Anyone who wishes to report a crime or speak to an officer about an incident should contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.