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Hereford man sentenced to three years in prison for sex offences.

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A Hereford man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment following his conviction for multiple sex offences.


70-year-old Douglas Baker of Marlbrook Road, Hereford, was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court on Wednesday 14 December.  He pleaded guilty earlier this year to 5 offences which he committed between 2019 and 2022.

The five charges for which he was convicted were:

Two counts of inciting an underage girl to engage in sexual activity.

Engaging in sexual communication with a child.

Voyeurism – recording of a private act.

Making an indecent photograph of a child.

Baker is now listed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

DC Harriet Wheadon-Hill said:

“This sentence shows that abusing young girls will not go unchallenged or unpunished.  Following extensive police investigations, together with the courage of the victims to come forward, we can uncover the truth and bring offenders to justice.”

“West Mercia Police remains committed to seeking justice for rape victims and survivors of sexual abuse, and we, the police, and wider support services are here for them.”

If you feel you are, or have been, a victim of any sexual offence you can report it to us online, on 101 or via West Mercia's Victim Advice Line on 0800 952 3000 or visit www.victimadviceline.org.uk. This is a free, independent and confidential support service. In an emergency always dial 999.

If you do not feel comfortable speaking to police officers, you can contact a Rape Crisis Centre which specialises in helping victims of rape and sexual assault - including providing medical care and counselling. For information and details on how to contact or refer please visit Rape Crisis England & Wales

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