A man has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into child sexual abuse.
Officers attended an address in Hill Road, Dovercourt, yesterday, Saturday 22 July shortly before 3pm.
Once in the property, a man aged in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of child abuse offences.
He was taken into custody and questioned.
This morning, Sunday 23 July, Christopher Wren, 68, of Hill Road, Dovercourt, has been charged with engaging in sexual activity with a child aged under 13.
He is due to appear in Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Monday 24 July.
There will continue to be a policing presence in Hill Road in the coming days whilst our investigation progresses and we thank the surrounding community for their patience.
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.