A READING builder is set to be sentenced for child sexual abuse next month.

Martin Collins, of Lower Henley Road, Caversham, was convicted of two counts of sexually abusing a girl under 13 following a trial in April.

At this trial, the 66-year-old was also tried for eight other sexual abuse charges but a jury could not reach a verdict on these counts.

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A re-trial was ordered and a new jury heard evidence in a week-long trial at Reading Crown Court at the end of last month.

Collins was tried for six child sex abuse charges and was found not guilty for five of them.

The jury was unable to agree a verdict on one count (causing or inciting a child aged under 13 to engage in sexual activity).

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Collins is set to be sentenced for the two child sex abuse offences he was convicted of earlier this year on November 1, 2021.