November 2016

Paedophile jailed for 23 separate child sex offences


A Basingstoke man has been jailed for 20 years for sexually abusing three children over the space of 15 years.

Steven Beddoes, of St Peter’s Road, in South Ham, was found guilty of committing 23 different offences against two girls and a boy.

The offences included rape, attempted rape, indecent assault, and indecency with a child, and all took place in the Basingstoke area between 1999 and 2014.

Beddoes, 46, denied each of the 24 offences put against him during his trial at the end of August at Winchester Crown Court.

And following a guilty verdict, Judge Susan Evans sentenced him to 20 years imprisonment at the same court on Friday, November 18, with an extended licence period of six years.

He was also ordered to be placed on the sexual offenders register for life