September 2016

Man jailed for rape of a girl in 1993


A Hove roofer has been sent to prison for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Shoreham in the 1990s.

Jason Podesta was arrested in 2014 after the victim reported what happened and last week he was sent to prison for eight years.

The 47-year-old, of Portland Road in Hove, was convicted at Chichester Crown Court on September 13 after standing trial.

The offence happened in September 1993 when the victim was 13-year-old at a flat in Ferry Road on Shoreham Beach. Podesta, who was 24 at the time, raped the victim at the flat.