Littlehampton Man sentenced for Sex Offences against Teenage Girl

Littlehampton Man sentenced for Sex Offences against Teenage Girl

Ronald Didd, 62 of Potters Mead, Littlehampton was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on Friday 11 March, having previously admitted one count of rape and three counts of other sexual activity against a young girl.

He will serve a custodial term of seven and a half years, plus a two-and-a-half-year term on an extended licence. He will be a registered sex offender for life and was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, severely restricting his access to female children, as well as a Restraining Order prohibiting him from contact with the victim or her family.

Detective Constable Jason Berney of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said “Didd met the victim’s vulnerable family and over a period of time over two years ago he manipulated them in order to allow him unrestricted access to a child and commit the offences whilst she was staying at his home. He caused great harm and fear to the victim, who was very brave to provide her evidence to the police and support the investigation”.

Deborah Corcoran is a member of Goodlaw’s Abuse Team. She has over 22 years of experience in this area of work. Deborah has successfully acted for hundreds of survivors who have been abused. She acts for individuals as well as groups of survivors.

If you, or anyone you know, is affected by abuse, please contact Deborah for assistance and advice. It does not matter how long ago the abuse happened.

Deborah Corcoran is a Senior Associate Solicitor at Goodlaw Solicitors.  Her direct line is 01273 254173.