June 2017

Pervert sentenced for sexually abusing his own sister

A pervert that repeatedly sexually abused his own young sister has avoided a prison sentence

Unemployed Stephen Mark Kirton, 56 of Swindon appeared at Reading Crown Court where he was found guilty of four counts of sexual abuse against a child aged under 13 years old.

The court was told that the then 16-year-old Kirton began to sexual abuse his sister starting when she was aged just six-years-old.

The abuse took place in Reading during several months in 1975 and 1976.

The victim, who is now an adult told the court that she agreed to waive her right to anonymity in order to name her abuser. However there were no journalists present during the trial.

He showed absolutely no remorse for his actions and continued to deny the offences throughout the trial

Kirton avoided being locked up after he was handed 18 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months

The judge imposed a supervison order, and told Kirton that he must complete 120 hours of unpaid work

He was told that he must sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and was ordered to pay £1000 prosecution costs