October 2016

Paedophile jailed for 36 years after 22 sexual assault charges against two young girls


A man has been jailed for a total of 36 years for 22 sexual assaults against two young girls.

Lee Long, of Bardsley Drive, Farnham , pleaded guilty to the offences, that took place between 1991 and 2005, at an earlier hearing at Guildford Crown Court when historic DNA evidence proved by 2,300,000 times to one he was the offender.

Sentencing him to serve a minimum of 20 years, Judge Stephen Climie said Long, 48, and formerly of Guildford, had demonstrated a total lack of insight into what he done.

“The lack of insight and that attitude makes you a current risk, and an ongoing risk for the rest of your life.”

Judge Climie told the sentencing hearing at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday (October 6) the case had “just fallen short” of a life imprisonment.

One victim said the abuse is “something she will have to live with forever”.

Another said it had made her unable to trust anyone and had taken away her “childhood innocence and freedom”.

Long will serve the rest of his sentence on licence when he is released in 2036.

Judge Climie also placed him on the sex offenders register for life and imposed a sexual offences prevention order.