July 2016

Man jailed for more than five years for sexually abusing young girl in ‘flagrant breach of trust’


A paedophile from Woking has been jailed for sexually abusing a young girl more than three decades ago.

Raymond Crisp, 65, was handed a prison term of five years and three months at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday (July 13).

He had denied two charges of attempted rape and one of indecent assault, but a jury found him guilty on all counts following a trial.

Crisp, of St Michael’s Road, had previously pleaded guilty to two allegations of indecent assault involving the same victim.

The court was told the crimes were committed in the late 1970s and early 1980s when the girl was aged under 15.

Amanda Hamilton, prosecuting, said: “When he had tried to have sex with the child, it caused her so much pain that he stopped.”

Passing sentence, Recorder Jeremy Benson told Crisp: “These offences were a flagrant breach of trust.”

He said the defendant took advantage of the child.

Recorder Benson said Crisp touched the girl’s genitals both over clothes and under her clothing, as well as attempting intercourse.

“Had these offences been committed after 2003, the sentence you would have received would have been considerably longer,” he said.

The judge said he had to take account of the fact that offences committed so long ago had to be punished by the more lenient prison terms prevailing at the time.

The court was told that Crisp would be placed on the sex offenders register for the rest of his life.