April 2017

Child sex offender jailed for two years

A man has been jailed for two years after admitting to sexual offences against a child and abduction.

James Johnston, 31, a steelworker of D’Arcy Road in Colchester had received a warning from police after reports he had been ‘engaging’ with a 14-year-old girl earlier this year.

When he continued to contact the girl, police arrested and charged him on suspicion of child abduction.

Appearing before Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday (April 11), Johnston was sentenced to two years in jail for child abduction and sexual activity with a child.

As well as the jail sentence he has been placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.