News: Brothers in court charged with raping 8 year old

May 9, 2017 by

Two brothers "systematically and repeatedly" raped an 8 year old boy, Southend Crown Court heard.

David Lench, 28 of Hockley and his brother, James Lench, 25 are accused of carrying out the horrendous campaign of abuse between 2003 - 2005 when the victim, now in his 20's, was eight to ten years old. 

The court heard how how the abuse started in November 2003, where both brothers seperately carried out sexual assualts before progressing to raping their victim. The victim claims that it wasn't until December 2005 when his family moved away from the area that the abuse, being carried out up to three times a week stopped. 

It was only when Essex Police visited the victim at his home due to investigating the brothers that the abuse came to light. 

Both men deny three counts of indecency with a child and six counts of rape. 

The trial continues.

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