May 2017: Young will be released within the next few days. He has been given an exclusion zone which does not allow him to enter Hemel Hempstead

December 2016

Pervert jailed after sexually assaulting schoolgirl

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A pervert who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old schoolgirl and who amassed hundred’s of images of child sexual abuse has been sentenced to 12 months in prison

At his trial on the 2nd of December at St Alban’s Court, Steven Young, 35 of Ninian road in Hemel Hempstead was found guilty by the jury of one count of sexual assault on a child who was aged under 13-years-old and making indecent images of children.

The court was told that Young who worked at Gist, was caught with several hundred indecent images of children of which some were in the worst category showing young children being raped. Ages of the children were estimated to be as young as four years old.

Other images found on his computer were classed as extreme pornography which involved animals and humans engaging in sexual activity.

Young showed absolutely no remorse for his actions.

A probation report given to the court outlined Young’s refusal to accept any wrongdoing nor any need to change in the future

The judge told Young: “There are no other words to describe you, but a paedophile”

Young was given a 12 month prison sentence of which he will serve six months.

He was told he would be placed on a sexual harm prevention order for a period of 10-years.

He must also register as a sex offender for the next ten years.

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