Southend man jailed for rape and sex assaults on girl

An Essex man has been jailed for sexual offences against a girl aged under 14.

David Wood, 44, of Penhurst Avenue, Southend, had admitted one count of rape, four of indecent assault and two of gross indecency from 1989 to 1992.

He was sentenced to 11 years at Southend Crown Court for the offences.

Det Con Paul Alabaster, of Essex Police, said "Although these offences happened some years ago, I am pleased that the victim can put these behind her and move on."

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