June 2017

Paedophile sentenced

A 48 year-old Wellingborough man has received sentences totalling 40 years for sexually abusing a girl.

It’s after Northamptonshire Police undertook a three year investigation into Barry Walker, 48, who used to live in Wellingborough at the time.

At Birmingham Crown Court, Mr Walker was found guilty of seven counts of indecent assault brought under the old Sexual Offences Act after the jury heard how he had subjected his victim to a two-year campaign of abuse dating back to the early 1990s. 

She was aged just nine when the offending ended.

Walker was sentenced to nine years for sexually assaulting his victim on at least 12 separate occasions and a further seven-year consecutive term for a further sexual assault.

Walker was also convicted of five further assaults for which he received concurrent sentences totalling 24 years.