May 2020

Pervert sentenced for series of sexual offences against young girl

A Hastings man is starting a 12-year prison sentence for a series of sexual offences against a young girl more than 25 years ago.

Alan David Oakman, 65, a commercial cleaner, of Fellows Road, Hastings, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday (7 May) when he appeared by videolink from prison.

He had pleaded guilty on 4 March to six counts of gross indecency and three counts of indecent assault on the girl who was then aged between seven and 12, between 1989 and 1994, in Hastings and Bexhill.

A further offence of indecent assault on the same girl was ordered to lie on the court file.

He also pleaded guilty to three counts of making 32 indecent images of children, taken from the Internet, found on his computer when he was arrested on September 2018.