A suspect has been named following incidents of child sexual offences.
James Blundell, of Wesley Avenue, Haydock was charged with nine counts of sexual offences against a child under 13, three counts of making indecent images of a child under 13 and a breach of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. The 36-year-old was remanded into custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday, December 12.
Detective Inspector Michelle Wilson said: “We take all reports of sexual offences very seriously and our specialist officers from the Child Criminal and Sexual Exploitation team who are dedicated to investigating these types of offences will support anyone who comes forward to speak to us.
“Anyone who wants to make a report or is concerned for the safety of someone they care for or know should come forward and speak to our team.”
If you are a child or young person suffering sexual or physical abuse, the following organisations can also provide help and support: NSPCC – call 0808 800 5000 or e-mail email@example.com. Childline – call 0800 1111 If you’ve been affected by sexual violence of any kind don’t be afraid to tell someone, find the courage to come forward and get the help you deserve.
You can report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences anonymously here. There is a lot of support available from specialist officers within Merseyside Police and through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victim Care Merseyside service delivered jointly by two registered charities.
In Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral, support is provided by Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (RASA) Merseyside who are available on 0151 558 1801 and, in St Helens and Knowsley, by the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) Cheshire and Merseyside who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063.
Report online: If you’d like to report online, rather than speaking to an officer by telephone in the first instance, you can use Merseyside Police's online crime reporting service which is secure and confidential. All reports made using this service are reviewed by their 24/7 contact centre within a few hours and an officer will get back to you in a maximum of two days.