June 2018: Now released back to Brighton

December 2016

Paedophile sentenced for sex and cruelty offences


A paedophile is starting a three year prison sentence for sexual and cruelty offences against a child.

John Denian, 65, handyman, of Dewe Road, Brighton, was sentenced when he appeared at Brighton Crown Court on Friday.

Denian was found guilty of incitement to gross indecency and indecent assault on a girl aged between 5 and 10 between 1980 and 1985, and cruelty to the same girl between 1980 and 1991.

He was sentenced to one year for the indecency offences, and two years for the child cruelty offence, with both sentences running consecutively.

He will also be register as a sex offender for ten years.