August 2016

Depraved paedophile from Plymouth jailed for nine-and-a-half years


A depraved paedophile from Plymouth who abused girls aged just three and five in the 1970s has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years.

Leslie Thomas, 59, of Stillman Road, was arrested in April last year after one of his victims disclosed to police that she had been sexually abused by him between the ages of three and nine.

The offences occurred at addresses in Strood and Gillingham when Thomas lived in the area.

Thomas was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday after pleading guilty to three counts of indecent assault committed against the woman and another victim who was aged about five at the time of the abuse.