May 2018

Colchester paedophile sentenced to 14 years in prison after admitting 13 sex offences

A man from Colchester has been sentenced to 14 years behind bars for sexually abusing a child over the course of seven years.

Toby Lees, 29, of Garland Road, was charged with six counts of rape of a child under 13 and seven counts of sexual activity with a child under 17.

The charges related to incidents which took place between 2011 and 2018 against one victim.

Lees was remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on April 11 after admitting all 13 offences, and was sentenced today, Friday, May 25.

He has been put on the sex offenders register indefinitely and a sexual harm prevention order has also been granted.