Ramsgate child abuser receives 10 year prison sentence

JAILED: Victor Walkom

A Ramsgate man has been jailed 10 years for sexual offences against children.

Victor Walkom, formerly of Dumpton Park Road, was charged with five counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of causing a child to watch a sexual act.

The offences took place in 2016 and 2017, when the two victims were aged less than 15 years old.

The victims later reported the offences to Kent Police, prompting an investigation by detectives from the Vulnerability Investigation Team.

Walkom denied the charges but was found guilty of all six counts by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court.

The 84-year-old was sentenced to 10 years at the court on Tuesday 15 August. He was also made the subject of an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Detective Constable Tania Muller, Kent Police’s investigating officer, said: “Walkom’s offences will have a long lasting impact on his victims and he caused further harm by refusing to admit his guilt.

“I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of the two victims and I hope the sentence now imposed helps them as they attempt to rebuild their lives.

“I urge anyone who has suffered sexual abuse to report it to the police as soon as possible. We will take steps to keep you safe and bring the perpetrator to justice.”


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