September 2018

Paedophile preyed on vulnerable Eastbourne girl

A paedophile has been jailed for sexual offences against a young girl.

Mark Godfrey was found guilty of four counts of indecent assault against the girl when he lived in Eastbourne between 16 and 22 years ago.

The 55-year-old carried out his attacks on a girl when she was aged between five and 13, up to 2002.

He was sentenced to nine years in prison and will be a registered sex offender for life.

Detective Constable Emma Penrose-Reed said Godfrey, of Alderue Avenue in Manchester, took advantage of the girl’s vulnerability.

He will also be the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.