June 2016

Undertaker jailed for sexually abusing young girls


A undertaker who sexually abused young girls has been jailed.

Michael Coggins, 68, of Church Street, Alcombe, Somerset, abused three girls in Hove between 1980 and 1986.

Appearing at Hove Crown Court last week, he admitted 18 offences of indecent assault and gross indecency against the girls who were aged between seven and 16. 

Coggins was jailed for four years, placed on the sex offenders’ register for life and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.