Serious sexual offences lands man over 7 years in jail

A man from Sandhurst has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for serious sexual offences against children.

StevenPurchase, aged 36, was found guilty at Reading Crown Court of one count of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

He had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children.

He will be required to register on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Andy Howard of theChild Abuse Investigation Unit said, "This is a significant sentence which reflects the seriousness of Purchase's actions and he will rightly now spend a number of years in prison."

Steven Purchase, aged 36, will spend the next seven and a half years of his life in prison Credit: Thames Valley Police

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