A MAN has been convicted of seven charges of historic sexual offences.
Brian Fairchild, aged 77, of Gordon Road, Corringham, had denied six charges of indecent assault and one charge of rape.
But a jury convicted him on a unanimous verdict at Basildon Crown Court yesterday, Thursday April 30.
The offences were committed against a girl aged under 14 between 1974 and 1984 in the Thurrock area.
Fairchild is due to be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court on Friday, May 29. He was released on bail until then.