Basildon: Man charged with sexual offences and assault
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A man has been charged with a series of sexual offences and assaults after an investigation by specialist detectives.
In June, a report was made to colleagues with Northumbria Police concerning an allegation of rape at an address in Chelmsford.
Across a subsequent investigation by Essex Police, further allegations of domestic abuse and sexual offending arose.
Following work from our Adult Sexual Abuse Investigations Team, a man was arrested in Basildon on Saturday 26 August.
Charges have since been authorised against Harry Blackhall-Waite, 22, of Cobden Walk, Basildon.
He has been charged with 2x rape, attempted rape, intentional strangulation, 2x assault occasioning actual bodily harm, criminal damage and sending a communication conveying a threatening message.
He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 28 August.
Synergy Essex provides support and guidance for survivors of sexual and sexual abuse across Essex.
The Essex Rape Crisis Partnership is formed of three organisations:
CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) who cover mid and north Essex.
SERICC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Specialist Service) who cover South and West Essex.
SOS Rape Crisis who cover Southend, Castle Point and Rochford.
Survivors can self-refer and receive emotional support, specialist sexual violence and abuse counselling and or specialist advocacy services, no matter when the sexual violence or abuse occurred. In addition to this, they also offer support to survivor’s loved ones.