July 2022

Paedophile pensioner jailed for 22 years

A vile paedophile who tormented and abused three young girls over thirty years ago has finally been locked up for more than two decades.

In the 80s and 90s, Joseph Marcus Wall, now 73, targeted three separate pre-teen girls, and subjected each to years of sexual abuse.

Living in fear, they remained silent until they bravely confided in specialist officers within Northumbria Police in 2019.

An investigation began and Wall was interviewed in 2020 and later charged with 22 counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted rape.

He denied all guilt, but a jury of his peers saw through his selfish lies and he was found guilty of all 23 offences at Newcastle Crown Court recently.

On Friday, July 8, after hearing the emotional statements from the victims, a judge at that same court sentenced Wall, who has since moved from Force area and lives in Leaside, Buckinghamshire, to 22 years behind bars with a further two years on licence.