October 2015

Four and a half years in jail for historical child abuse


A man has been jailed for four and a half years for historical child sex abuse.

62-year-old John Wavell was sentenced by the Royal Court in connection with crimes that date back to the 1980s.

The police have praised his victim for coming forward to report what happened.

Wavell was found guilty of Grave and Criminal Assault and sexual offences against a child.

The force say the sentence delivered by the Royal Court reflects the seriousness of the case and they hope it highlights that those responsible for such crimes, whenever they happen, will be dealt with “robustly” by the courts.