May 2017

Paedophile sentenced for sexually abusing five young children

A violent paedophile has been sentenced to over 12 years for repeatedly abusing five young children

Stephen Preece, 50 of Hereford appeared at Worcester Crown Court where he admitted a string of sexual offences against children:

  • Attempted sexual assault of a child aged under 13 by penetration

  • Sexual assault of a child aged under 13

  • Three counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity

  • Three counts of indecent assault against a child

The court was told that the victims were both male and female children and were aged between nine and 16 years old when the abuse took place.

Predatory paedophile Preece repeatedly abused and molested the children over a number of years – on occasions using violence to control and silence them.

The abuse covered in this case began in 1995 and finally ended last year, after Preece was arrested.

However, the police believe that there could be other victims who have not reported the abuse they also suffered at the hands of Preece

The judge sentenced him to a total of 12 years and six months 

Preece must register as a sex offender for life and was made subject to a sexual harm prevention order