June 2016

Man jailed for sexually abusing girls in Jersey


A FORMER lifeboat crewman has been jailed for five years and four months after being found guilty of sexually assaulting two children – one as young as three – over a period of five years.

Nicholas Price Marvin, who lived in Alderney before moving to Jersey, was sentenced on Monday by the Superior Number of the Royal Court – which only convenes for Jersey’s most serious cases – after being found guilty of four counts of indecent assault following a seven-day Assize jury trial in April.

Three of the charges related to a girl who was just three when the abuse started and one charge related to a teenage girl and all four offences occurred more than ten years ago.

The 51-year-old was found not guilty of five separate counts of indecent assault, one count of inciting an act of gross indecency and one count of procuring an act of gross indecency and the court heard that Marvin, who still claims he is not guilty of the offences and has appealed against his convictions, had told one of his victims to keep the abuse a ‘secret’.

Commissioner Julian Clyde-Smith, presiding, told the court that the defendant would be placed on the Sex Offender’s Register for a period of ten years and given a ten-year restraining order, preventing him from contacting either of the victims.

April 2016

Nicholas Marvin found guilty of historic sex abuse in Jersey

A man has been found guilty of four charges of indecent assault against two girls dating back 20 years.

Nicholas Price Marvin, 51, of Old St John’s Road, St Helier, had denied 11 charges of sexual abuse. The jury acquitted him of seven.

They took seven hours to reach their verdict at Jersey’s Royal Court on Wednesday.

Judge Commissioner Julian Clyde Smith remanded Marvin in custody and told him to expect a prison sentence.

Marvin will next appear in court on Friday.

He had originally faced 12 charges but one was dropped.