Sussex Man Sentenced for Sex Offences Against Children

Sussex Man Sentenced for Sex Offences Against Children

Ian Brett of Bexhill has been convicted of a series of sexual offences against three girls aged between five and eight. The offences took place between 36 and 45 years ago.

Brett was sentenced at Lewes Crown court on Friday the 4th February 2022. He was sentenced to 11 and a half years. He has been placed on the sex offender register for life.

Detective Constable Natalie Brill of the East Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said ‘’Brett had access to these vulnerable children over several years and systematically abused them for his own gratification.

‘’These terrible offences remained unreported for more than 30 years before one of the victims, now in her forties, felt able to come forward and contact us.

‘’Their experiences have affected each of them in different ways, and all  spent years feeling that no one would believe them.

‘’We follow up all reports of this kind, no matter how long ago the offences are said to have occurred, to seek justice for the victims wherever possible and also ensure that they have access to sources of specialist advice and support’’

Deborah Corcoran is a member of Goodlaw’s abuse team. She has over 22 years‘ experience in this area of work. Deborah has successfully acted for many survivors who have been abused in their childhood. Survivors may be able to bring claims against those who have abused them and make a claim for criminal injuries compensation.

If you, or anyone you know is affected by abuse, please contact Deborah for assistance and advice. Tel 01273 254173

Deborah Corcoran is a senior associate solicitor at Goodlaw.