April 2022

Predatory paedophile from Newcastle Stephen Osceola Power jailed

A predatory paedophile who subjected his victim to nine years of abuse has been jailed. 

Stephen Osceola Power began his campaign of abuse on his victim in 1987 when he would prey on the school girl and carry out his sordid sexual attacks.

​He continued a string of abuse on the victim until she was in her twenties but she was too afraid to report him to police. 

In 2019 she came forward to report Power and an investigation was launched by Northumbria Police’s Safeguarding department.

The 66-year-old was arrested but denied the allegations put to him and the case was sent to trial.

A jury at Newcastle Crown Court found him guilty of multiple counts of rape on Monday, March 28 and the following day he was given a 24 year prison sentence.

Power, 66, of Morton Street, Newcastle will also have to sign the sex offenders register for life.