August 2018

Torquay man jailed for 24 sex offences against children in the 1990s

A man has been jailed for 24 sexual offences against children in Penzance in the 1990s.

76-year-old William Michael Reynolds from Torquay will now serve 14 years in prison and will also sign the sex offenders register.

A jury found Reynolds guilty on 21 counts of indecent assault on a male. He was also found guilty of two counts of buggery and one attempted rape.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Police launched an investigation into the historic abuse in 2016.

Reynolds committed the offences against two teenagers he befriended throughout the 1990s.

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