February 2021

Man, 77, jailed for rape and sexual assault of three children

A 77-year-old man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for the rape and sexual assault of three young children.

Joslin Bryan Murray, of Polgrain Road, Tolvaddon, Cornwall had pleaded guilty to 23 counts of sexual offences against children under the age of 13.

The abuse took place between 2013 and 2020 and one victim was four years old when it began, Truro Crown Court heard.

Judge Robert Linford also placed Murray on the sex offenders register permanently.

Murray had previously admitted eight counts of rape of a child under 13, five sexual assaults, four counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in a sexual act, assault by penetration, voyeurism and four of making indecent images of children.

He was arrested initially last year for the possession and distribution of indecent images by police officers investigating online child abuse, the court heard.

He was also made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for 20 years.

January 2021

Paedophile pensioner from Camborne admits over 20 rapes and sexual assaults

A vile paedophile pensioner has been warned he faces many years behind bars after pleading guilty to a raft of charges from rape to making indecent photographs of children.

Joslin Bryan Murray, 77, appeared at Truro Crown Court where he admitted a huge number of charges relating to the abuse of young girls aged younger than 13 over a period of seven years.

Murray, of Polgrain Road in Tolvaddon near Camborne, entered a total of 23 guilty pleas and was remanded in custody ahead of his sentencing.

He admitted five sexual assaults of a child under 13, eight rapes, four counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in a sexual act, assault be penetration, voyeurism and four making indecent images of children charges.

The indecent images charges relate to the possession of tens of thousands of child abuse images including a substantial number of the most serious Category A classification.

His case was put off until a further hearing on February 18, but Judge Robert Linford warned Murray he faces “a substantial period of imprisonment”, describing him as “an offender of particular concern”.