Ramsgate man jailed for child sex offences

A Ramsgate man who carried out sexual offences against girls has been jailed for 10 years.

Victor Walkom, formerly of Dumpton Park Road, was charged with five counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of causing a child to watch a sexual act.

The offences took place in 2016 and 2017, when the two victims were aged less than 15 years old.

The victims later reported the offences to Kent Police, prompting an investigation by detectives from the Vulnerability Investigation Team.

Walkom denied the charges but was found guilty of all six counts by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court.

The 84-year-old was sentenced to 10 years at the same court on Tuesday 15 August 2023. He was also made the subject of an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.