January 2018

Ryde man jailed for arranging child sex offences online

A RYDE man has been jailed for 14 months for arranging sexual offences against a child, following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).

Eric Wright, aged 39, of Wellington Road, Ryde, was sentenced at Isle of Wight Crown Court on Monday.

Wright pleaded guilty to one count of arranging the commission of a child sex offence for which he received 14 months’ imprisonment and two counts of sexual communication with a child for which he received 6 months’ imprisonment for each count to run concurrently. He was also given a sexual harm prevention order for 21 years.

Wright was arrested on September 5 and charged with the offences on September 6.

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