February 2019

Sex predator sentenced to 17 years 

A SEXUAL predator who “thought he was untouchable” as he abused children over a period of decades has been locked up for 17 years.

Paedophile Grant Lee, 62, carried out his sickening campaign of abuse from 1980 until 2017.

His crimes involve a number of children, all under the age of 16.

Officers working with Essex Police’s child abuse investigations team first received reports of his horrifying campaign in January 2017.

After securing charges against him, Lee, of Turpins Avenue, Clacton, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court.

He was found guilty on 15 counts of indecent assault on a child, one count of assaulting a child by touching and one count of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

Appearing at the same court today, Lee was jailed for a total of 17 years.

Lee was also slapped with an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and will remain on the sex offender’s register for life.