Sept 2006

Paedophile gets ten years

A paedophile who used young girls and women as his playthings over more than a quarter of a century has been jailed for ten years.

James Wilkinson corrupted and abused the victims, and then accused them all of lying when they testified against him at Chelmsford Crown Court.

He even assaulted one victim on the day of his third wedding.

As the 56-year-old, of Alefounder Close, Greenstead, Colchester, was led out of the dock yesterday, his victims called out “thank you” to the jurors who convicted him.

They found him guilty on all 16 counts he was accused of, including rape and indecency with a child, after a ten-day trial.