July 2017

Jersey businessman found guilty of indecently assaulting a child

A Jersey businessman has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a young girl over a number of years

48-year-old Mark Loane, who set up C5 Alliance, gave no reaction as the verdict was read out at Jersey’s Royal Court this afternoon.

It took the jury around three hours to unanimously find him guilty of all six counts of indecent assault.

The abuse was carried out over a number of years until the victim was around 16-years-old.

As part of the trial the victim gave an emotional account of what happened to her and said she was terrified of her attacker.

The jury was also played a secret recording of when she confronted Loane.

Loane has been remanded in custody and has been placed on the sex offender’s register.

He will be given a date for sentencing on the 28th of July.