July 2017

Hove Paedophile, 91, Found Guilty

A 91-year-old Hove man was found to have committed an act of gross indecency and two indecent sexual assaults on a girl under the age of 14.

A jury heard that the case was one of non-recent sexual offending dating back to a period between April 1992 and April 1997.

The victim was known to him.

Peter Cleaver, of Church Road, Hove, had been ruled unfit to plead because of poor health, but at the end of a three-day hearing before

Recorder William Featherby (Monday, 3 July to Wednesday, 5 July) the jury determined that Cleaver had committed the offences alleged against him.

He was remanded on bail to return to court on Friday 15 September when a supervision order will be imposed.