Worcester man found guilty of historic sexual assault

Worcester Crown Court - © Copyright Roger Kidd and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

© Copyright Roger Kidd and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

A 28-year-old man has found guilty by a jury and sentenced to six years’ in prison for sexual assault.

Daniel Edwards, from Worcester, was convicted and sentenced at Worcester Crown Court following a trial that lasted five days.

The assault took place in 2014 and was reported two years later in 2016. 

Worcester CID Detective Inspector, Tony Garner said: "We welcome the sentencing of Daniel Edwards. He has been found guilty of sexual assault by penetration of a female in 2014.

“The victim has shown incredible bravery in coming forward, and although there may be more tough times ahead, I hope this sentence will help her have a sense of closure.”

He continued: “Investigating historic sexual offences, can be complex due to the nature of the investigation and I hope this conviction will encourage other victims of historic sexual offences to speak out in order to gain the justice they deserve.

“We want victims to know that they can contact police in complete confidence, we will treat their reports seriously, and this includes historic sexual offences.”

At the same trial, Daniel Edwards was found not guilty of trespassing with intent to commit a sexual assault and a sexual assault of a female 13 to 16 years old.