November 2012

Rainham man jailed for sexually abusing girls in the 1970s


A 48-year-old man has been jailed for a year by a judge at Basildon Crown Court after being convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls over 30 years ago in Great Wakering.

Philip Everest, of Rothbury Avenue, Rainham, denied raping one girl and was cleared by the jury. However, he was found guilty of indecently assaulting her on November 24, 1978.

He had also denied offences of indecent assault and indecency with a child committed in 1980 but was found guilty of both.

Judge Ian Graham declined to impose a sexual offenders prevention order because of the age of the offences.

Prosecutor Jacqueline Carey had told the court that the case related to incidents involving two girls aged under 10 back in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

One complainant said she had been indecently assaulted and the other said she was assaulted a couple of years after the offences on the other girl took place.