“The three victims in this case have demonstrated incredible strength in coming forward to report what happened to them.
“Graham Carson subjected them to an unimaginable ordeal and then forced them to re-live it through a trial.
“The impact of these crimes cannot be overstated. Those affected live with the memory of what has happened to them, and it impacts their lives every day.
“Carson is a serial abuser who has carried out the most horrific crimes. I am pleased our work now means he has been held accountable for his actions and he now faces a significant amount of time behind bars.
“His conviction will not undo his crimes, but I hope it will help his victims move forward.”
DC Brame added:
“If you have been a victim of a sexual crime, I want you to know that you can come forward and have the confidence that you will be believed, and the offence investigated.
“We have a range of specially trained detectives and staff who investigate sexual offences and support those involved.
“We use new measures to better protect victims and work closely with the CPS to improve the chance of a case going to trial.
“And we work with partners to ensure victims can get ongoing support.
“If you’ve been a victim of a sexual offence, call us.”
Support for victims of sexual assault
Support is there for anyone affected by rape and sexual abuse, and no victim or survivor is alone. Synergy Essex provides specialist support for victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse of all ages and all genders across Essex, Thurrock and Southend.
Synergy Essex is a partnership of rape and sexual abuse centres in Essex: CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse), SERICC Rape and Sexual Abuse Specialist Service and Southend-on-Sea Rape Crisis (SOS Rape Crisis).
Synergy Essex is independent from the police and provides support for victims and survivors throughout their journey.
Victims and survivors can self-refer, or be referred by a parent, partner, friend or professional and can access specialist emotional support, counselling and advocacy.
For victims and survivors who report to the police, Synergy Essex provides an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) service, providing support throughout the criminal justice process.