May 2022

Hastings man who ‘showed no remorse’ jailed for sexually abusing girl

A Hastings man has been sentenced after being found guilty of sexual offences against a young girl in East Sussex.

Police said Thomas Orr, 67, stood trial at Lewes Crown Court and was found guilty of indecency with a child and indecent assault on a child.

He was sentenced at Brighton Crown Court to a total of five years and six months in prison for both offences.

Sussex Police said Orr, of Priory Road, Hastings, will now be a registered sex offender for life.

Police said the court also imposed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order on Orr which forbids him from having unsupervised contact with children.

It also prevents him from residing or working with children and young people, or approaching or talking with children, police added.