February 2019

Paedophile convicted of sexually abusing children

A man has been jailed for 15 years after he was convicted of sexually abusing children.

Lescencias Smith, 71, was found guilty of three sexual offences on two separate victims.

His crimes include raping and indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 16, and inciting another girl to engage in sexual activity.

His trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court heard that he had abused one child on several occasions.

But his crimes only came to the attention of authorities when a parent complained of a more recent incident involving another victim.

Smith, of Harvey Crescent, Arleston, was sentenced to two years in jail for inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, three years for indecent assault and 10 years for rape.

The sentences will run consecutively making a total of 15 years.