June 2019

Paedophile abused eight child victims, some as young as five

A man from Newcastle-under-Lyme has been convicted of a series of sexual offences involving children over a 20 year period.

Derek Glyn Stevenson, 65, from Mendip Place, pleaded guilty to 16 offences at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on 7 June.

He will be sentenced next month.

Stevenson admitted 11 counts of indecent assault, one offence of sexual assault, two offences of rape and two counts of indecency with a child.

The offences occurred between 1988 and 2009 and involved eight child victims, some as young as five.

Stevenson has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 16 July at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.