Man jailed for historical sexual offences in Essex

Christopher Bosworth. Credit: Essex Police

A man from Wales has been jailed for a total of 14 years and six months for historical sexual offences in Essex and north-west London.

Christopher Bosworth was arrested at his home by detectives from Essex Police in September 2012 following sexual assault allegations dating back to the 1980s.

The 57-year-old retired man from Cae Greynor in Tycroes was convicted of three counts of indecently assaulting a man; one count of indecently assaulting a man; two counts of conspiring to sexually assault a man; one count of sexually assaulting a man and one count of perverting the course of justice.

The four victims in this Essex Police investigation were in the Wickford area in Essex and the Willesden and Kingsbury areas in London in the 1980s and 1990s.

Bosworth was a psychiatric nurse in Kingsbury where he committed offences against two of the male victims. He was also Catholic priest in Willesden at the time of offending.

He denied the charges but was found guilty and sentenced on Friday, December 11 following a three week trial at Basildon Crown Court.

Ds Danny Walker of the Sexual Offences Investigation Team based in Rayleigh, said:

"I would like to pay tribute to the four male victims who showed great courage in coming forward and giving evidence against the defendant who had taken advantage of his position in order to sexually abuse them when they were vulnerable.

"The sentence received accurately reflects the seriousness of the offences and the impact it has had on the victims.”