September 2013

High Wycombe paedophile sentenced to 9.5 years


A PAEDOPHILE from High Wycombe has received nine and a half years in prison after admitting a series of child sex offences.

Geoffrey Solomons, of Rectory Avenue, was convicted of five counts of indecent assault of a child under 13, two counts of indecency with a child under 13 and two counts of having sex with a child under 13.

Between 1972 and 1983, the 57-year-old sexually abused three girls who were all under 13 at the time.

Solomons pleaded guilty on June 20 and was sentenced on 24th September at Oxford Crown Court.

Investigating officer Sgt Kate Burton said: “I want to personally thank these victims for having the bravery to come forward.

“That can’t have been easy after so much time. But thanks to their courage, this man is now behind bars.

“I also want to thank the witnesses who came forward in this case. I hope such an outcome will help the victims, who have lived with what he did their entire lives.

“Hopefully this sends out a message that we do take reports like this seriously, we will investigate them thoroughly and we will bring offenders to justice.”