February 2018

Vile child abuser jailed for rape and assault offences

Victims of sexual abuse offences dating back to the 1970s have finally had justice served after a man who repeatedly abused them was sentenced to 22 years.

William Wilson, 61 and formerly of Westbrook Avenue in Margate, committed offences including rape against two girls in the Thanet area between 1976 and 1986.

He pleaded not guilty but was convicted by the jury and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday 9 February.

The court heard that the offences were committed against two girls, aged under 16 at the time.

The seven charges consisted of four counts of rape, two counts of indecent assault and a sexual assault