DOWNHAM MARKET: Man guilty of child sex offences
A 38-year-old Downham man was warned by a judge today after his conviction of ten serious sexual offences against four girls and two boys to expect a lengthy prison term.
It took the jury 14 hours of deliberation at the end of a 16-day trial at Norwich Crown Court to return majority verdicts on all counts against Darren Wooller of Railway Road, Downham.
Judge Mark Lucraft remanded Wooller in custody and adjourned sentence until February 6 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.
The offences took place on youngsters aged nine to 11 between May 2004 and February 2009 at various locations including a caravan in Skegness and at the home of one of the girls the court was told.
Wooller, pleaded not guilty to the rape and nine sex attacks, and claimed none of the alleged incidents took place. He alleged he was the victim of a conspiracy by some of the people said to be involved.
Hwever, he was found guilty by a majority of 10-2 of raping one girl and by 11-1 on the other charges- two counts of assault by penetration, two offences of sex assault on a girl, two of sex assault each on two boys and one of sex assault on a fourth girl.
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