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Hereford man sentenced to 12 years in prison

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A man from Hereford has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for non-recent sexual offences.

Charles Taylor, 68, of Ross Road, Hereford, was sentenced to 12 years in prison at Hereford Magistrates' Court on 9 August for non-recent sexual offences against a male child and an adult female. The offences occurred between 1984 and 1998.


Investigating office, Detective Constable Leah Lowe, spent 12 months gathering evidence which proved critical to convicting Taylor. It was a comprehensive and often distressing investigation and one that could not have been resolved without the strength and conviction of the victims and witnesses.

DC Lowe said: “Whilst the sentence given can never make up for the pain and suffering Taylor has caused, I am hopeful it can provide some measure of solace to the victims and help them begin the road to recovery.

"Taylor is a dangerous offender and the community is a safer place now he is beginning his sentence in prison. I hope this reassures the community that West Mercia Police will investigate all offences of this nature, regardless of when they occurred, in the pursuit of justice and the protection of our communities.”

We would like to reassure anyone who has been the victim of sexual assault, whether recently or in the past, that they can report the crime at any time. More information on how to do this can be found here

However, should you feel unable to report the assault yourself, someone can do this on your behalf.

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