Man guilty of sexual offences

A MAN has been found guilty of two counts of sexual offences against a girl aged under 13.

John David Manvell, 67, formerly of Mill Road, Steyning, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Friday, July 18, and was found guilty of one count of inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity and one of sexual touching.

Detective Constable Dani Flude said: “The victim was extremely brave when she spoke at his trial and we have been supporting her throughout.

“We would like to thank her and her family.

“I am pleased that this case has been resolved with Manvell being found guilty.”

Manvell has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on September 5.