Man sentenced after being convicted of 15 counts of sexual offences on a child

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Man sentenced after being convicted of 15 counts of sexual offences on a child

Merseyside Police have today (16th August) welcomed the sentencing of a 26 year old man after he was found guilty of a number of historic sexual offences.

Damon Walsh, 26 of Bronte Street, St Helens was sentenced to 6 years behind bars and will appear indefinitely on the sex offenders register after he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of various sexual incidents ranging from sexual assault to rape on a child.

Walsh’s victim reached out to us in June 2018 stating that the offences had happened between 2004-2010.

Detective Constable Philip Poynton said: “I’m appalled at the actions of Walsh, he is a predator and child molester that has subjected his victim to a prolonged sexual ordeal, causing her not only years of torment, upset and fear, but he is also responsible for ruining a large proportion of her childhood.

“No child should ever have to go through this and I really praise her bravery which has allowed us to bring Walsh to justice.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to reassure and urge anyone who has suffered a sexual offence that if you can find the courage to come forward and speak to us, we will investigate and do everything we can to identify those responsible.

“Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence can call officers on 101. You can also contact DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.”

*Support for victims is also available through the registered charity the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside, who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063 or Rape and Sexual Assault Merseyside (RASA) on 0151 558 1801.

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  • st helens
  • sex offences
  • serious crime
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If you have any information about a particular appeal, or want to report crime or antisocial behaviour in your area please contact Merseyside Police on Twitter @MerPolCC or call 101. You can also contact @CrimestoppersUK.

Any information no matter how small, will be treated with the utmost confidence and could assist with our investigations.

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