A Tilbury man`s been jailed for life for sexual offences against children.
42 year old Darren Rolfe denied rape, sexual activity with a child, sexual assault and two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
But, he was found guilty by a jury following a nine-day trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.
Rolfe, of Northview Avenue, Tilbury, was also told he must serve a minimum of 11 years before he can apply for parole.
A woman, Tracey Hollington, aged 47 an dalso form Northview Avenue, denied a charge of child cruelty but was convicted following trial.
She was jailed for five years.
The offences were committed between 2009 and 2011 and involved a girl and a boy aged under six.