April 2022

Witham man jailed for child sex offences

A Witham man has been jailed for eight years after being convicted of more than 40 child sex offences.

43 year old Jon Gordon was arrested after a police raid on his home in Gershwin Boulevard in December 2018.

He was targeted by police after they received information that he’d been communicating with someone he thought was a 13 year old child.

He was arrested and 33 items were seized. On five of those, officers found more than 1,200 indecent images and videos of child sexual abuse.

They also found he had had around 6,500 conversations with appoximately 900 young people via Skype.

He was charged with a total of 45 offences, including sexual communications with a child, inciting a child to perform sexual acts, and indecent images of children offences.

He admitted his guilt at Chelmsford Crown Court on February 24 and was sentenced last week