Lincolnshire

Man jailed for life after sexually assaulting and raping young boy

A former police officer has been jailed for life after sexually assaulting and raping a young boy.

William Andrew Wright, 30, was sentenced to life imprisonment at Lincoln Crown Court on July 13.

He will need to serve a minimum term of 12 years.

As previously reported, he was found guilty on May 26 by unanimous jury, of eight counts of rape and sexual assault of a boy.

He was previously convicted of a string of sexual offences against children – 32 offences in total including sexual assault, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, inciting a girl to engage in pornography and making of indecent images.

Investigating Officer DC David Stelfox said: “Wright breached the trust of the victim and his family in order to commit these offences.

“The victim has shown immense bravery in coming forward and giving evidence in this case and his courage has made this conviction possible.

“I hope that the outcome today can go some small way towards helping him move forward with his life.”