August 2016

Man jailed for 22 years for sexually abusing two girls

A MAN who sexually abused two vulnerable young girls, leaving them suffering subsequent emotional and psychological turmoil, was jailed for a total of 22 years.

James William Watson, 66, was said to have put one girl through “psychological torture”, having blackmailed her, demanding that she complied with his sexual demands or he would post compromising images of her on social media.

Durham Crown Court heard that he warned her she would become, “the most famous 14-year-old girl on Facebook”, if she did not go along with his demands.