February 2015

Paedophile who raped a girl jailed for 14 years

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A paedophile from Lancaster Road who raped a girl has been jailed for 14 years.

Nigel Welland, 62, was found guilty of eight sexual offences, with three under-age victims.

He was sentenced at Reading Crown Court after a trial at the same court.

For raping the girl he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Welland was also convicted on six counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

He was also found guilty of sexual activity with a child.

He received eight year prison sentences for each of these crimes, to run alongside his 14-year-stretch for the rape conviction.

The crimes all took place in Maidenhead.

He was acquitted of charges of raping a girl, causing or inciting a girl into sexual activity, sexual activity with a child and causing or inciting a girl into sexual activity.

Welland was also acquitted of three charges of sexually assaulting a girl and one count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

Welland will also be forced to sign the sex offender register for life, and has been banned from working with children.