September 2018

Witney paedophile guilty of sex crimes against children under 13

A paedophile has been jailed for a series of sex offences against children under the age of 13.

Barry Amer, aged 65, of Burwell Meadow, Witney, has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars after being found guilty at Oxford Crown Court on Monday.

Amer was charged with 17 counts in June 2017.

A majority jury found him guilty of nine counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and three counts of assault of a child under 13 by penetration.

The offences were against four victims and happened between 2008 and 2016.