Shoreham man jailed for sex offences

A 38-year-old Shoreham man has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for sex offences, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 4:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 4:13 pm
Jacob Richardson has been sentenced. Photo: Sussex Police

Jacob Richardson, of Buci Crescent, Shoreham, was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault and one count of indecency with a child at Lewes Crown Court on Friday, September 7, the CPS spokesman said.

The offences took place in the area of Lancing, the spokesman confirmed.

A Lewes Crown Court spokesman said Richardson had pleaded not guilty to four charges but was found guilty of three charges after a trial on Wednesday, August 1.

The offences took place between July 2000 and October 2001, added the spokesman.

Richardson was given a total sentence of five years and six months in prison.