Child sex abuser jailed

A man from Kirkby-in-Furness has been jailed for five years and ten months for multiple child sex offences.

Mark Werner, aged 44, was sentenced yesterday (13 February) at Preston Crown Court.

Werner pleaded guilty to five charges relating to sexual assault on a girl.

The offences occurred over a four-year period.

Detective Sergeant Stewart Glendinning said:

“Werner exploited his victim and took advantage of her vulnerability for a number of years.

“I would like to commend the victim in this case for the bravery they have shown in reporting what had happened and supporting our investigation.

“Cumbria Constabulary is committed to thoroughly and compassionately investigating all reports of rape and serious sexual offences, no matter how much time has passed.

“Support is available in Cumbria for victims of sexual offences. The Constabulary works closely with trusted partner agencies to provide the appropriate support which is tailored to an individual’s circumstances.

“I would encourage anyone who has been victim to a sexual offence to contact police so that our officers can investigate. You will be supported throughout our investigation.”

If you have been affected by rape or sexual assault, please contact The Bridgeway Sexual Assault Support Service’s 24/7 free helpline on 0808 118 6432.

If you wish to report to police you can do so online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it.

You can also phone on 101.

Always phone 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in progress.


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