November 2018

Attacker jailed for 1998 sex crime on teenager

A Basingstoke man has been jailed for an assault on a teenager 20 years ago.

Ian Kendal Johnson was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail on Friday at Winchester Crown Court, after being found guilty of one count of indecent assault.

The assault on a then 17-year-old girl happened between September 30 and November 1 1998 in Basingstoke at the Viables Industrial Estate.

Johnson, 59 and of Abbey Road, Basingstoke, had been found not guilty of three further charges of indecent assault, after a seven-day trial in September and October.

These offences were said to have taken place in Pamber Heath and Basingstoke, with the same victim and between the same dates.