November 2016

Langley Green paedophile jailed for string of sexual offences against three young girls

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A Langley Green paedophile man has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for sexual offences against three girls – two of them were as young as 11.

Unemployed Andrew Ward was sentenced at Brighton Crown Court on Thursday (November 10) after being found guilty following a trial in September.

He was found guilty of three cases of sexual assault on two girls, two assaults on one of the girls and one on the other – at his home in Honeysuckle Lane between 2014 and 2015.

The girls were both aged 11.

Ward was also convicted of taking an indecent photograph of another girl, aged under 13, during 2012 or 2013, also at his Langley Green address.

The 53-year-old will be placed on the sex offenders register for life and was given a sexual harm prevention order, severely restricting his access to children, which last until the court deems otherwise.