West Sussex Man jailed for Sexual Assault and Exploitation of a Teenage Girl
Ian Garland, 63, of Barwell Grove, Emsworth, was given a prison sentence totalling two years and eight months at Salisbury Crown Court on Wednesday 16 March, having previously been convicted of two counts of indecent assault and two counts of incitement to engage in sexual activity.
He will be registered as a sex offender for 10 years.
Detective Constable Louise Clarke of West Sussex CID said, “Garland was in his mid-twenties and living in Chichester when he met and befriended the girl, who lived nearby and was 11 years younger than him. Over a period of three years between 1982 and 1985 he clearly and systematically groomed her, taking advantage of her natural vulnerability for his own sexual gratification. Three years ago she eventually came to us and we immediately launched an investigation which resulted in Garland having no choice but to admit his terrible actions”.
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