A CHILD molester who subjected his victim to a six-year long campaign of abuse has been put behind bars.

"Predator" Damon Walsh, of Bronte Street, Newtown pleaded guilty to 15 counts of various sexual offences, ranging from sexual assault to rape on a child.

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Police have today (Friday, August 16) welcomed the sentencing of the 26-year-old after he was found guilty of the numerous historic sexual offences.

Walsh’s victim reached out to police in June 2018, stating that the offences had took place between 2004 and 2010.

He was given six years behind bars and will appear indefinitely on the sex offenders' register.

Detective Constable Philip Poynton said: “I’m appalled at the actions of Walsh, he is a predator and child molester that has subjected his victim to a prolonged sexual ordeal, causing her not only years of torment, upset and fear, but he is also responsible for ruining a large proportion of her childhood.

“No child should ever have to go through this and I really praise her bravery which has allowed us to bring Walsh to justice.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to reassure and urge anyone who has suffered a sexual offence that if you can find the courage to come forward and speak to us, we will investigate and do everything we can to identify those responsible.

“Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence can call officers on 101. You can also contact DM @MerPolCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”

  • Support for victims is also available through the registered charity the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside, who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063 or Rape and Sexual Assault Merseyside (RASA) on 0151 558 1801.