December 2006

Man jailed for abusing children

A paedophile, who repeatedly raped a girl and molested two boys during a six-year campaign of abuse, has been jailed for 13 years.

David Bell, 41, used an address in Outwell and a caravan in Heacham, Norfolk, to attack his victims between the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Sentencing Bell at Norwich Crown Court, Judge Alasdair Darroch said: “You must go to prison for a very long time.”

Bell of Fendyke Road, Outwell, was convicted of 19 sexual offences.

Jurors found him guilty of eight counts of rape, five indecent assaults and six serious sexual assaults.

Bell was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.